... where I ramble on about my love of quilting with my work in progress, share some of my day's doings, and offer some sewing tips along the way... You can find my completed projects on my web page at www.kwiltnkats.com.
Design Wall Monday, February 28, 2011
Bulleye's Square blocks are on my design wall today.
They are for the Sunshine Quilt Guild's March BOM. This block is being coordinated by Barbara for us. We started with a 10" square of the only directed fabric color "blue". From there we were to put an 8" then 6" and finally 4" circles centering as you go. The only stitching is 1/4" in on each of the three circles. We also kept the bulk down by cutting away the background after the 8" circle was sewn down, the middle of the 8" after the 6" was sewn down...well you get the idea...we did this with the "eye" too. This is a folksy project that doesn't require precision...a bit different than the projects I'm accustomed to sewing. The winner will cut all the blocks into 4 parts and reassemble them into new 4-patch blocks and assemble them into a top. The result is pretty neat as we were shown with a quilt that Barbara showed us.
I've got a real neat ruler that I've not used much, but it comes in real handy for cutting circles with your 45mm rotary cutter. It's the WonderArc. If you like speciality rulers this is certainly one to have.