Recently I found a new ruler called "Twister". Let me show you what I did with it:
First I cut 5 inch squares - I used some of the fabrics I dyed myself - and sewed them together first in rows then the rows into a rectangle. Then I sewed a border around it.
Next I cut the blocks with the help of the Twister aligning the printed lines with the seams.
Once all the blocks of the first row have been cut, I sewed them together before I started to cut the next row.
After all the blocks were cut and then sewn together again it looked like this:
Finally I've put a couple of borders around it and voilà! This little quilt top will go here where it will be quilted and then given to a local Orphanage.
On balance I like the Twister! It's easy and fun to use but you end up with quite a lot of little scraps, too small to use for anything else. But hey, there's no danger of me running out of fabric in the near future, is there? The Twister comes in two different sizes and is a product of CS designs www.country-schoolhouse.com.
Until next time, please take care!