Monday, February 26, 2018

Playing with Ruler Quilting

When I was at Fall Quilt Market I bought a set of quilting rulers to try out. I'm just now getting around to playing with them.

These blocks are only 6" which is a nice size to practice with. Right now I'm just playing. Eventually I will develop a project or use the one that comes with the rulers and teach this as a class in my shop.

These are done on a domestic machine, not a long arm. They intrigued me for this reason. Not many of my customers have a long arm, but they all have a regular sewing machine. You don't need any fancy equipment to be successful with these rulers!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Pinwheels & Sixteen Patches

My scrap group meets today. We are winding down one project so I'm thinking ahead to the next one. This is what I've been working on.

The pinwheel blocks are made from 5" squares and the sixteen patches are made from 2.5" by 11" strips. 

I have enough fabric to make another quilt this size (30 blocks) plus a third quilt that would use only 20 blocks and a border. Or I could sew all 80 blocks together to make a 64" by 80" quilt. I'm not sure exactly what I will do at this point. I'm still in the "just making blocks" phase of this project.