This month I really didn’t want to do the Gadget Challenge. I’m being honest here. I have extended myself too much. I have been working on 2 mysteries–one for my online group (yahoo group: MysteryQuilts4Military) and one for the Quilters of South Carolina fall retreat. And then I had to make 2 class samples. One of them is quilted, the other top is complete. I also volunteered to quilt a couple other quilts for guild projects. One of them is quilted. The other two I have made and prepped the backs for. And I elected to start on a row-by-row quilt. I did my row and passed it on, and completed the first row for the first quilt that was passed to me.
So I have had enough on my plate. But then the challenge. And if I don’t do MINE, everyone will know. Oh boy.
I had decided I wanted to use that X block ruler (#6 on my list), but it is just not conducive to a 12 inch block. And I had this baby quilt I needed to make (not on the above list, but nonetheless, one that I need to do). So I dug out a bunch of fabrics and started cutting. Last night I assembled to the top. So while I aim for a 12 inch block each month, this month I was an overachiever.
A little ruler review: It was easy to use, but I’m not completely sold on whether I like the blocks. Definitely cute for a baby quilt. And you should definitely starch the heck out of them, because the edges will all be bias. Anyway, fun to try something different for a change.
Did you try one of your rulers/gadget/tools that you bought (BEFORE 2012)? If so, post a picture in our Flickr group http://www.flickr.com/groups/1915861@N23/