Thursday, April 24, 2014

Unique Rulers Put to Use

Speaking of unusual you ever use the unusual rulers you buy?  In the last year I've used 3 or 4 rulers I had bought but not used.  I used the X Block for a quilt for QOV.  It will be heading to Colorado after the quilt show in Maryland. I really like how this version really sparkles. 

I put this triangle ruler into a brown bag project at Country Piecemakers. The bag goes to a different member each month.  Here's the beginning of my sample block that shows the ruler. 

Here's are a few finished blocks.  I won't get my project back until August.  Every month I work on someone else's project.  It feels good to use some of these older tools! Of course, I bought a new one at the Hampton Roads quilt show this winter so I'll still have a new ruler to try! Here's a plain and a sewn block. I've asked folks to use the floral print in the middle of each block and to pick a fabric that matches the floral one.  

Today Pat and I spent the afternoon seeing Wicked at the old Landmark theater.  It was a great musical.  Good story, dancing and singing.  It's been a long time since we've been to any musical.  The afternoon was capped by dinner at the Tobacco Company.  The building was an old tobacco warehouse that has been restored.  Very nice surroundings and very good food too.  Back to sewing tomorrow. 

Happy Quilting All! 


  1. Hmmm, I have several rulers that were gifted to me that I've never used. I really should give them a try.

    Love the QOV - nice job!

  2. I have a lot of those "helpful" rulers, but haven't used many of them. Maybe that will be my challenge for next year.

  3. Hi Bonnie, saw this Quilt of Valor on Alycia's blog, can you tell me the name of the ruler and where you found it!It looks like it starts out as a nine patch. Looked at you quilts, you are a very busy lady! and your quilts are beautiful! happy stitchin' diana


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