Monday, October 8, 2018

Monday.....

Three posts in 3 days? Wow...yes, I found the sewing room on Sunday afternoon. I feel so much better now.

I made 3 of my Squared Away blocks in blue for the RSC Sampler. Blue was the color for September. I had cut out parts for 2 blocks.... was laying them out and figured out I made a boo boo... so just used those mistake half square triangles for the 3rd block I needed and recut the star and medium blue hst's. It worked and I got another month of blocks done! I just need to make 3 pink ones and the 3 dark green ones from this month and then it will be time to figure out how to put them all together! A big thank you to Angela and Mari for designing and leading the way on this fun sew along.


I realized that my 2 rulers I use the most are really showing their age. I have had them for over 20 years I think and it is high time I replace them. Thank goodness I have birthday $ coming in next month so I think I'll pick up these 2 and replace them. The 6 inch bias square is great for trimming up the hst's and I use that to draw my 1/4 inch on my hand stitching blocks. The 6x24 ruler I use all the time to cut my yardage and fat quarters.  It will be so nice to be able to see the marking/cutting lines again. It has completely worn away in places on both rulers.


13 comments:

  1. Just beautiful blocks--lots of piecing in those..hugs, Julierose

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  2. I sort of replaced my original cutting mat, and rulers by giving the old ones to my daughter so I could use them when I visited her. I even took my portable Pffaf as carry on the first time I flew out to visit her when she moved out of province. That way I justified buying a new machine, mats and rulers.

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  3. Pretty! Your color choices make the block more pleasing!
    I found another block to replace it. But yours are pretty and pleasing to the eye!

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  4. I love creative grid rulers - a little more $ but they are well worth it - The 45 degree saved my life on York Lodge. Amazon sold it for $31.00 Hugs

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    1. I stopped at my local quilt shop and got the creative grids for replacing these 2 rulers today.

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  5. Those blocks are a terrific design.

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  6. I think they should give you a free ruler since you are clearly their best customer... you would be a great commercial... using the product so much you wore away the lines!!

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  7. Your blocks look great. You are almost ready to put them all together. Always the best part!

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  8. Your blocks look great! So close to the finish line. I got new rulers a year ago or so and it has been heavenly.

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  9. Beautiful blocks. Hope you will find new rulers quicky!

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  10. I had to replace my 6x12 ruler last year because I'd worn off most of the markings. It's the size I use the most, with my Easy Angle close behind. (And I've noticed that it's starting to show some wear now, too.)
    I like the blues you've chosen for your SA blocks. I haven't done the Sept block yet, so I enjoy seeing what everyone else has done with the pattern.

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  11. Your blue blocks look great! I love the blue and white fabric in the closest to the front. I had to replace rulers this year, too - I think my rotary cutter had shaved little bits off their edges!

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  12. Well done, quilting enough to wear out your rulers!

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