I made some progress on the pluses this week. Made an additional 14 blocks and I think I need about six more. They are fairly mindless to make, especially when using the 1 ½” strips.
The fabric that I ordered came in. The Batik will do nicely, it’s the Snow color way, has just a hint of blue in it. I also got the first installment of the “Mrs Miller’s Apprentice” BOM. The pattern and the first blocks fabrics came along with a shiny new Easy Angle cutting ruler. My current one is probably over 15 years old, so many triangles made with it through those years. I also use it to join binding strips and borders, I have the other two bigger sizes but the 4 1/2″ one is my go to. It has definitely seen better days though, the top flat side is a bit bumpy and the lower corner is nicked, the lines and markings have held up very well.
Speaking of useful tools, I should mention my Olfa cutter. I got this one when I first started quilting as a hobby in 1991. I had to buy a cutter, mat and ruler for a class I was taking in a local quilting shop near my home at the time. I made a small Amish style/color-way double Irish chain quilt. I remember being amazed at the ease of cutting strips and blocks. In my previous quilting experiences we used cardboard templates and scissors. I guess I should also mention that I was hand sewing pieces at that time, this class taught me how to use my machine too. It was very exciting. I think my Mom might still have that quilt, somewhere. I have been looking at the new red Olfa cutter, and may just order one for a replacement. Supposedly, it is designed like the first ones they made, like mine. I have four or five other cutters, different sizes, brands, even an ergonomic one. I always go back to my trusty old friend.
Linking up with Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts for design Wall Monday today.