Welcome to my blog about my quilting journey! I started quilting in 2006 with a quilt of my own design which started as a cushion cover and ended up as a single bed sized quilt! Now I'm totally hooked....maybe obsessed is a better word for it.

Monday, 15 July 2013

And Sew On - July Block

July's block was another good one - focussing on the trusty rotary cutter.  Wouldn't be without mine!  Of course the ruler gets a a bit of focus too as one's not much good without the other.

I decided to use the deep blue I have been using for quite a few of my blocks as its very similar in colour to my cutting mat and if you have a rotary cutter and a ruler you know you need a cutting mat, right?!

As is always the way with these things, of course I only noticed the error I made after I looked at the photo. Its minor so I'm not going to change it but the back block should be a little shorter than the front one and mine are the same length.  Didn't label my foundation properly there I guess!

My favourite ruler is my fluoro green Matilda's Own 12.5" square ruler and as I happened to have some green in a similar colour, I decided to use it for my ruler.  Pretty happy with the way that came out.

The hardest fabric to find for me was the grey/silver for the blade - no silver or plain grey in my collection so what to do?  Not sure if you've ever tried it but sometimes the back of a fabric can be just the colour you're looking for, so I flipped a few over and found the right look I was after.

This blue fabric on the right side of the photo below:

became this nice mottled silver/grey for my blade:

So next time you're having trouble finding just the right fabric, check the back of some of your fabrics and you might just have the perfect one there already!

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  1. It looks so great! Clever idea using the back of the fabric for the blade - worked a treat!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous, I love your ruler, it looks real! I had to replace it with another fabric square in my BOM.

  3. I made the same mistake you did with that one tiny piece of fabric! I never noticed it until it was too late to change - or remake the whole block! Oh well! Yours is beautiful - I love your colors!

  4. great block; i love all the blues and you are so creative for finding a gray in your stash!!


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