Welcome to my day to share, in the X-Block blog hop.
I became intrigued with this ruler...and tried it out
in the "New Technique Challenge" with the "Island Batik" ambassadors.
I immediately fell in love with it.
Especially the great packaging it comes in.
What a wonderful way to keep things together.
After looking online at the other creations you can make with these rulers...
One in particular jumped out at me.
I knew it would be perfect for my hand dyed fabrics,
that I've been hoarding long enough.
Is this just the coolest?
The sun came out finally and I could get outside,
for some wonderful shots of how the colors play, in this beauty.
This is un-be-weave-a-ble
Yes, it's spelled right! In fact right on the package it says it's an
adj. ...it's no joke
I used the 6.5" ruler, so my quilt came out to 84"x96".
The pattern can also be made with a 7.5" ruler,
and the instructions are in the pattern for both sizes.
Confession time... I've stayed away from things like this.
I am not much of a fan of wasting fabric.
Not that I don't have enough in my stash to last me 3 lifetimes...
It's the principle of it all.
Twisting and turning and chopping off parts of a block...I just don't know!
But what really made me appreciate these rulers, (especially the larger ones)
is the fact that you can create other quilts with what's leftover.
They refer to them as X-tra's.
Directions for them, are included in the pattern too.
Now your talking!!!
This guy was made with 1/2 of the leftover pieces,
combined with some batiks, I had in my stash.
It measures 50.5" x 62.5"
You can see how the block is created with the leftovers.
It kind of reminds me of a camera for some reason!
(I see Fireworks here)
This little guy used the other half of the leftover's, and measures 38"x48".
The only extra fabric in it, is a sashing around the outside edges.
The little extra pieces we cut off, go different directions.
Sort them out and, and you've got enough for both little quilts.
And that makes a world of difference to me!
Pretty darn amazing now, isn't it?
Thanks to Doris from Quilting Queen Online for the marvelous rulers.
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