Sunday, March 28, 2010

April BOM up :0)

In addition to a few other things today, I enjoyed sitting with some technology to ensure the April BOM choices made their way to you. [[Quick link]]

The blocks this month:
Fifty-Four Forty or Fight (ONE of my all-time favorites!)

Housewife

Pennsylvania Parade



In addition to the Easy Angle ruler we have utilized on many blocks so far, this month I am also introducing two more Specialty rulers...
The Companion Angle ruler. This is being utilized on Housewife and Pennsylvania Parade to create quarter-square-triangles (QSTs).

The Tri-Recs ruler set. These are being used on 54-40 or Fight. These two rulers are sold as one set.


If you don't have the rulers, nor intend to purchase them----it's OKAY! I found all of these blocks online and posted links within my tutorials to lead you to the online tutorials. The reason I enjoy using these rulers is because of the system I adopted from Bonnie Hunter of using and sorting strips. Haven't heard of it??? Read more about Bonnie Hunter's Scrap User's system. These rulers work very nicely with "nice" strips (ya know, the 1.5", 2", 2.5", 3.5", 4.5" strips)---rather than needing to cut a square at 5 1/4" or 3 7/8"....bleh! I rarely use strips other than those suggested in Bonnie's system. Why?? Because they make sense and go well together, JUST like she says :0) And---they're NICE!

8 comments:

scraphappy said...

Yay, I haven't finished the March blocks yet, so I have 6 to work on during spring break! These look like a lot of fun, enough pieces, but none of those tricky templates.

Linda said...

I LOVE 'UM! I feel confident I will be able to do them!

Linda said...

Thanks for posting these early. I have had the grandkids all weekend and will again for the next two weekends. This will give me time during the week to get these done. I love these rulers too and am looking forward to the blocks...Your chunky churn dash is great!!!! What a nice gift! Your paintboxes are great too. Moving right along! Hugs, Linda

Linda said...

I meant to ask you....I just got the Marti Michell book, Machine Quilting in Sections. Do you really like quilting this way? I've read some of your other posts where you mentioned this...please post a few thoughts on this method. Any quick tips? thanks, Linda

Quilter Kathy said...

Some great new blocks to try...thanks!

Joan said...

I am very tempted to join your BOM - but holding back as i realy have to get some things completed. I think the blocks are great ...and your Mothers quilt is lovely...she is very lucky :)

Linda said...

Never mind about the quilting in sections...I just found it on the side of your blog. thanks, Linda

Marsaili said...

Oooohh, beautiful blocks, I can't wait to make them! I'll have to pick up the tri-rec rulers, I don't have those yet---and you can't have too many rulers, LOL!

Thanks for the blocks, I am really enjoying this BOM! Happy Spring!