Monday, March 28, 2011

Finishing up an unfinished quilt.






Awhile back I started a Heather Ross Quilt along started by Sara at sewsweetness.com I had to finish some other projects so it was started very very late. The quilt I had chosen was the wonky block but when I made it it did not feel right somehow to me, I needed to make it my own.

I added some solid frames around the squares.

Then put the rest of the block together.

I had everything ready to go and then thought I would make the larger block wonky too :o) I used my omnigrid square to help so I could easily off center the square  and get the effect I liked.


TA DA!

So, I cut a pile of them.


I learned about this great tool in January while doing the  postage stamp quilt a long on psiquilt.com. The quilt a long was great but this tool is amazing!!!!! It is a Shape Cut rotary tool and helps out so much.


It looks like this and you can find it at your local Joann's. Wait for a sale or use a 50% off coupon that they always have online.

You simply line it up and see the ends? They are for your rotary blade to fit right in and straight cut all the way down. Makes fast work of just about all projects!!!! 
You end up with perfect cuts every time.

Using these as sashing, I had my photo of the block layout next to my sewing machine to make sure I did not place them incorrectly.

And this is how it turned out.




I will be hopefully making the sandwich today and starting the quilting.

Kim :o)

4 comments :

notes of sincerity said...

I love your blocks! :o)
Cute quilt.

amylouwho said...

It looks amazing!! I LOVE it so much. Is this one living at your house? I want to see it in person!!!

and i need to take a better look at that awesome cutting tool.

Mary said...

LOVE it!

liz said...

I've just discovered your blog. Love it - and this quilt! Thanks for sharing!

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