Friday, September 13, 2013

You Can't Show Up Empty Handed

I'm excited to visit my son next weekend, but I don't want to go without a gift.  This is the perfect excuse to purchase a new ruler and make him something...right?

He commented about a pillow I had made his sister when he was home for a visit, so I decided I would use the same pattern but with different fabrics.  The pattern uses 36 half square triangles. 

I needed to get the rust out of my FMQ skills. They've been put away for awhile.  I did a little stipple for the quilting.

I like to make my HSTs  a little bigger and then square them up.  I found a great ruler to help with that!  The ruler is called Bloc Loc and it has a groove that sets right into the seam and makes quick work of squaring up.  I guess I'm giving them a little free advertising, but I really do love this ruler.

Trim one side, then just slide the ruler down the seam and cut the other side.

I used my rotating mat to whirl the little squares around and trim.  It was so much faster.  Yeah, me.  I have the 6.5" size.  I think it will be perfect for me.

I have labels now, too.  You would think it's my birthday or something....  *giggle*  Oh, wait, it almost is!  lol

This chair was made by my son when he was in 4-H and I thought it made a neat picture. 

I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop.

Hubby is taking me out to celebrate 15 years of wonderful.
Have a great weekend,


Glinda ♥ said...

Love it all! Get you with the new labels! Have a fun weekend :)

Sarah Craig said...

I have two Bloc-Locs and gave them a lot of free advertising raving about them on my blog - they are awesome! Pair it up with The Angler 2, and you've got stress free HSTs!

Lovely pillow by the way - whoop whoop!!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Love your pillow, and what a great picture on your son's chair! (♥ 4H) I've seen that ruler at quilt shows, and will have to try it! Your son will love the pillow, I'm sure!

Anonymous said...

I love your peace and harmony quilt. I think it looks cool and matches the colors of the Jayhawk.