A quick post to show you what I have been up to over the past several days. First, I read Marelize's (Stitch by Stitch) review of Fine Line Quilting Rulers. I have been eying these for awhile. Her review pushed me over the edge (OK, OK I was standing very close already and it didn't take a real hard push to send me over and I didn't get hurt so there is that lol). I ordered them on Friday and received them on Monday!! Now that, ladies and gentlemen, is fast service! You can see videos of the rulers being used and get information from the Accents in Design web site and the videos are also on their You Tube Channel.
I bought the 6" arc and the 6" straight rulers. I thought I would test drive them before committing to the set. . . Oh man, I REALLY wish I had committed to the set!! I have been having a BLAST with them :) Here are my first attempts - and those are first attempts people, I think they look pretty good and I'm not crediting my great skills in FMQ for these results ;) These rulers really are a dream to work with! Just a reminder - I do not have a long arm, I am quilting on my Janome 7700.
|I was just messing around with these. On the top one I used the ruler for the lower zig zag and did free hand with the other two, I just wanted to see the difference. . . Definitely a difference IMHO.|
And generally just play around. I haven't done that in awhile and I don't know why - this is SOO much fun! :)
OK one more thing before I go tend to that laundry and cleaning that has been a little neglected. I have also started another quilt. It is a fractured log cabin. Here is my first block (OK, it's really four blocks sewn together but you know what I mean ;)
|I'm thinking not enough contrast between the larger size middle block and the next strip.... not that I'm changing it for this block. :)|
Linking up with Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation for NTT, Sew She Can for Show it off Saturday and Kim at My Go Go Life for SewJo Saturday.
Until next time, keep on quilting!!