Sunday, October 27, 2019


A new quilt has begun.

Yes, I went with the scrap quilt from my last post. I kept returning to it again and again. 

As usual, I'll be modifying the layout a wee bit. The Cat's Cradle blocks were made using the Creative Grid ruler. It makes two blocks with very little waste. I'm determined to use some of every fabric from my collection* of random fat quarters. 

I'll be substituting those tiny triangles. Too fiddly and my first effort to make one *by eye* looks like this.

Yes, well. Let's see. Probably should have measured it up first. Never mind, I think I'll use it for the label.

The Cat's Cradle ruler lets you make a number of different sized blocks - the smallest 1 3/4 inches finished!

Hope you found time to sew a little.

*Collection - don't you like the way we quilters call our stash that. Gives it some credibility and gravitas.


  1. The "Cat's Cradle Ruler" sounds fabulous. I have not heard of it. Do you know triangles terrify me. =) Love the fabric in this block; so pretty.

    1. No triangles involved! 2 squares and 3 rectangles and some clever cutting.

  2. I love that pattern and scrappy! This sounds like a fun project and your fabrics are beautiful! I look forward to seeing your progress, have fun with it!

  3. I like what I see so far - those greens are so pretty. And I've not heard of that ruler either, but I'm not one for gadgets in quilting. I just push through doing things the harder way most of the time! I look forward to seeing your progress and the sampling if your collection!

  4. Collection..... Ok, I really need to steal that! That explains why we keep adding to it ...... it's a collection and they always need more!!!!! Love the quilt choice. Have fun sewing it up and visiting all of your collection =)

  5. Very pretty! I know my hands can't handle those tiny pieces. I haven't heard of that ruler either. Just keep going; you'll get it finished. ---"Love"

  6. Oh, I like what I see so far Ann! You have such a pretty stash. Sorry, collection :) I'll look up the Cat's Cradle ruler. I think I have some fabric that might like to play with it.

  7. Enjoy using up those FQs!! It's going to be a wonderful quilt.

  8. Hope you are safe and sound where you live. Saw all the brushfires on the news. Thinking of you and hope you and your family are safe.


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