Friday, March 09, 2007

X Block ruler

The hit of the quilt show was a new ruler that was demoed during the show. It is called the X Block ruler and comes in several sizes. The ruler was designed by Patricia Pepe and she has a web site here.

To quote her web site....
With the X-Blocks ™ rotary cutting tool, you can create dozens of spectacular designs that look complex but are incredibly quick & easy! They can be created from strips or easy-to-piece blocks and the fabulous borders are created as you make your X-Blocks ™ so there is virtually no waste!

Of course....what quilter doesn't want a cool new tool.....I bought the 6 1/2 in ruler and will be trying it out this weekend. I took a couple of pictures of some quilts that were made using the ruler. I love the bright one below......looks hard...but its not....its made by sewing a nine patch block and then using the ruler re-cutting the block and sewing the blocks together.
This example is of the same pattern above but made with scraps.......I can't wait to sew and make blocks this weekend.


HopalongHollow said...

Hi Liz,
I love your quilts especially the bright one!:)

Anonymous said...

I am in the midst of making "Mo's Basket" and loving every minute of it. Great idea.