2017 Moda BlockHeads BOW – block 23

Gosh, these special Wednesday’s roll around quickly, don’t they.  Yea for us!

Our topic this week is: favorite brand of rulers, and why?

Mine favorite brand for basic cutting for quilts (I haven’t made clothes in years and years, this is much more fun) is Olfa Rulers, and they have been my favorites for well over a decade.  First great feature, is they are ‘frosted’, that means you can see the measuring lines when using them on light fabrics and the best part is seeing the measuring lines on dark fabrics (this is the ‘why’).  There are fewer lines on the Olfa rulers, so they are much easier to see which lines to use to line up and be accurate.  I also like that they are just black and white, no colors involved.  My favorite sizes:  4 1/2″ square up, 6 1/2″ square up, 6″ x 12″, 9 1/2″ square up, 12 1/2″ square up, 6″ x 24″ and the ever so handy 1 1/4″ x 12 1/2″.

There are a ‘lot’ of speciality rulers out there, some people love ‘tool time’ for every use, for others, less is more.  These days there is something for everyone, aren’t we lucky.

This week is our friend Lisa Bongean’s great block “Winneconne Star’.  This block sewed up easily for me this week.

You can find Lisa’s block directions on her Blog:     https://lisabongean.com/

I’ll show you how I pressed the block I made, a little tricky to even out the seams with pressing, so I also clipped and pressed, and ended up pressing some open to distribute any bulk.

Block 23, pressing

Here is my block:

Block 23

Be sure and check our other friends blocks for their tips this week, maybe Betsy will reveal where she is this week, the picture I saw made me wish I was there too!

Lynne Hagmeier

Blog – http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/

Jan Patek

Blog – http://janpatek.blogspot.com/

Betsy Chutchian

Blog – http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/

Moda Carrie

Blog – http://blog.modafabrics.com/

Lastly, but not least, the link to the permanent page, with all the blocks and links:

Blockheads

Now – Let’s Go Sew!

Jo


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2017 Moda BlockHeads BOW – block 23 — 2 Comments

  1. I love to see the pressing process on the back of quilts. I always find it a dilemma in which way to get a seam to lie flattest. Do you give thought to how you will quilt a block and does it change how you would press a seam?

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