Friday, March 15, 2013

Specialty circle, tumbler, and hexie rulers!

Not long ago I was contacted by the amazing Lori Holt to see if I would like to play with her new acrylic rulers/templates she designed for Riley Blake. Of course I said yes! The rulers come in multiple sizes in three different shapes:

All of the rulers are sized perfectly to go with pre-cut fabric, whether it's 10" squares, 5" charm squares or 2 1/2" strips. I'm so excited to try lots of ideas with these. You can get Lori's rulers in her Etsy Shop or from the Fat Quarter Shop.
Today I've been asked to be a part of Project Polkadot at Melissa Mortenson's blog, The Polkadot Chair. So I put those circle rulers to use for this project!
Inspired by Riley Blake's new tone on tone polkadots (which you can find at the Fat Quarter Shop) I decided to make some tone on tone circles.
To get the variety of colored fabrics I used a Riley Blake Stacker - a collection of their light solids
The colors are so perfect for Spring! I'm excited to turn this into a pillow. You can read more about how I created my little circle mini quilt by visiting Project Polkadot at the Polkadot Chair.

(And lest anyone out there is under the misconception that I totally have my act together, here is proof that I often do not. I had hoped to have this pillow done for Project Polkadot, but this is as far as I got. Life comes at you and it's all about just doing what we can right?)

Happy Weekend!

PS For any interested locals: I'm teaching a Use-Your-Scraps class this coming Monday, March 18 at American Quilting in Orem, Utah at noon along with the very wonderful and delightful Marilyn Yerkes. It's not too late, if you want to come. You can contact American Quilting at 801-802-7841.


  1. Those are really pretty colors. I've never made a circle anything. Been dying to try it though.

  2. Ooh I love your beautiful colours and circles make so wonderful pattern! This will be lovely pillow!

  3. They look so fun! that'll be a cute cushion!

  4. Oh how much fun!! :o) Your quilt is such a "happy" quilt. :o)
    Wish I lived closer! Would be fun to attend your class.
    Have a nice weekend. love ya, Trish

  5. I have purchased Lori's circle rulers already and am looking forward to using them.

  6. Love that polka dot fabric! And wow, would I ever LOVE to take your class!

  7. I really enjoyed your class today! So much fun! Seriously, let's have a class where we are all cutting up our scraps into blocks and strips to have at the ready and swap! It would be great!

    1. Thanks so much for coming, Heidi! That was a fun class. I always leave those inspired to go start a dozen projects. :)

  8. Awww, loving the colors and the soft feel the circles give, totally inspired by this! Can't wait to see the finished pillow!


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