Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sharing Something Good!

When I find something good ... it is important to me to share it!  After the holidays, I pulled out a new ruler that I had purchased last summer from Kay of Heavenly Patchwork Quilt Shop in Waconia, Minnesota.
I have been visiting Kay and her shop ever since I took a bus tour there in 2009 during the Minnesota Shop Hop!
She and her shop are always an inspiration!  Kay demonstrated this ruler for me during this visit.  My first bed sized quilt was a log cabin ... that was back in 1985! 
 As you might recall...
...I made this flannel lap-sized quilt for Mr. DillyDally.  Yep ... two thumbs up on the new ruler!  
Next up!  Share the ruler with friends at Cordova's Quilter's Hideout!  The class was held February 9th.  We began with tips and hints on cutting strips.  JoAnn is relatively new to rotary cutting and using rulers ... she did a great job!
I had each participant make two blocks.  One block was made with oversized 2 inch strips and the other with 1.5 inch strips that left no wiggle room.  Val's blocks are beautiful!
Kathleen was very camera shy, but her blocks were not! ;-)  They are lovely!  She used the new Honey, Honey fabric line by Kate Spain at the Hideout.
Lila used Thimbleberries fabric for her blocks!  Love Thimbleberries!
Terry used a fat quarter collection from her stash!
A week later ... she wowed us with it completed!  Fabulous finish Terry!  

A couple of women had to leave early due to other obligations, so I didn't get a picture of their work.  Am sorry I can't share their efforts ... their work was wonderful as well.  When I am teaching a class or giving a demonstration, it is difficult to stop and take pictures.  Often wish I could clone myself!

Everyone agreed that this little ruler is a great investment!  It really helps with accuracy and all the blocks are exactly the same size!  Thanks Kay for sharing it with my friends and I!

My next log cabin quilt?  I'm dillydally dreaming of one made with floral scraps from the stash!
Do what you love.  Share the Good!  Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see all the fun going on at the Quilters Hideout in beautiful Cordova! Nice work everybody!