I love trying new things and nothing’s better than a new gadget to work with. Rulers are my all-time favorite tools and I must admit I get hooked on new ones. This new ruler from Jaybird Quilts, the Hex n More, is really fun to work with and there are many projects that look so totally different that you will be surprised that they are made with the same ruler. I took a class to learn how to maximize use from the ruler. This class was to make the Tasty Little Table Runner and it worked up really quickly.
Of course, I had to change horses in midstream, so to speak, and changed the color and fabric of my outside borders to make the table runner more green than blue, so I didn’t finish in the class like others did. Here’s my work in process:
|I used part of a Bali Pop batik roll called Tiramisu|
These are some of the other fabrics that class members used. I liked them all, but the picture doesn’t do the one with animal prints justice. It was stunning!
|Purple and Lime - finished top|
|Another Bali Pop with animal|
print colors - finished top
Two classes in one week was a bit much for me, but that’s when the shop had them scheduled and that’s what I wanted to take!
This week will be a little more leisurely with time for my donation quilting (I hope!). I am working with some donated 9-patches and experimenting with inverse-colored strips.
This isn’t the final layout – I think I’ll make them all with the light in the middle and use the negatives on another top. We’ll see how I feel tomorrow!