Thursday, March 28, 2019

Fab Five Ruler Remix

I am always looking for small projects to intersperse among all the quilts I have in the works. Quick projects like a pouch or bag give me the thrill of a finish without the time commitment of a quilt.

So when the Fat Quarter Shop offered to send me a Fab Five Ruler and pillow pattern to try out, I responded with an enthusiastic yes. A pillow project was just what I needed to get out of my current quilty doldrums!

This ruler, created by Abbey Lane Quilts, makes cutting out tumbler shapes easy. Using bits of various Alison Glass lines, I auditioned a few different layouts and asked Instagram friends for feedback. I decided on a rainbow-like gradation with what I consider to be a more modern tumbler layout. (Instead of orienting my tumblers so that short ends of blocks line up with long ends, I laid them out so that short ends butt up to short ends and long ends butt up to long ends.)

To finish my pillow off, I quilted it and bound it in the same way I bind my quilts. I love how the dark gray Alison Glass print frames and unifies the patchwork!

To see others’ pillow projects, head to the Jolly Jabber, the Fat Quarter Shop’s blog. If you have a favorite FQS project, I would love to hear about it in the comments. I have sewed along in the past. Check out my Bring on the Dancing Horses Quilt, Mini Charm Mix Table Runner, and Odori Quilt.

For more on my experience matchstick quilting this project, look for a post next week. : )

Linking up to Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Busy Hands Quilts, and Needle and Thread Thursday ...

Pssst ... I’ll also be linking this bit of loveliness to the new monthly finish linky at Meadow Mist Designs, slated to launch on March 31.

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  1. I love the layout you chose for the pillow and the gray unifies it beautifully. Do you get to keep this pillow for yourself?

  2. Great pillow! Love the vibrant colors :)

  3. Great fabrics! And your matchstick quilting perfect.

  4. Great pillow, the colors and prints are so bright and cheery.

  5. Really pretty fabrics and pillow. I really love making pillows.

  6. Lovely cushion & great for a quick fix amongst larger projects. Thanks for sharing & take care.

  7. It looks great. Well done. I like the dark binding.


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