We had a fun day today at the shop! Nora set up a mini exhibition with quilts she and her assistant Dhell had made from ONE RULER… and one book 🙂
When I walked into the area where we usually sit and sew, I was so surprised! There were over 20 quilts hung on the walls and laid on the tables! First I thought she was having a sale… then I realized they were all from this book:
Sorry about the glare, I did try to get rid of it, but….
Now Nora gave me this book and the ruler last year when I went to visit… I hadn’t had time to look at it and I thought it looked pretty complicated, so I left it back in Oz…
Today we watched a video by the author of the book, Jodi Barrows, demonstrating how to use the ruler and even adapt it to other patterns.
It was amazing!!!
I am so glad that I will be heading back to Oz soon… and I can go play with my ruler and copy of the book!
Of course Jodi has a youtube channel that you can check out… and see this awesome technique for yourself…
Basically, it is an easy method to make quilts with flying geese and other triangle based blocks without cutting triangles! Very cool if you ask me.
Here are some more of the quilts at the shop today:
I’m really not sure which one was my favorite. I did suggest that Nora let us all choose one to take home…. but she didn’t, how sad is that? I mean, what is she going to do with all those quilts? Really?!
Now if you are wandering into a quilt shop in the near future, I would suggest you ask if they have the book and ruler in stock, and go buy it! Or buy it online… somewhere… because I think it would come in handy. Don’t worry, I’ll post some pics of when I play with it and what I make with it… soon….
Until then, hope you are sewing lots!
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