Sunday, November 11, 2012

Working with Marmalade and discussing rulers...

 Daughter Jenn and I are both working with the Marmalade line of fabrics today. She's making the baby quilt in the picture above...isn't it CUTE?! She's putting a soft green polka dot flannel on the back so that it's really cozy. This is a gift for a friend of hers (no she's not pg YET).
This is my project with Marmalade... it's a cute pattern called "Spools". It'll be a shop sample at Hearts to Holly soon.... just waiting for some solid gray/tan to arrive for the spool bottoms. I LOVE THIS LINE!

 One of the other three projects I'm working on currently is this outdoorsy lap quilt for Al's friend. He let Al stay with him in Colorado when Al went there to pick up a sewing machine for me. Al got sick in the mountains... altitude sickness and his friend took really good care of him....so he needs a nice thank you. There will be log cabin blocks on all the sides and then a beige border after that.
At chattertime.. or was it at guild?... we were talking about how many rulers/templates we own. When I got home I decided to count them and I found I have over 35! Now I didn't do this all in one or two years... I've been quilting and buying these things since the 90's. Some of them are out of date and need to be thrown away. Rulers have come a long way.. the quality is much better now... the plastic is much stronger... and now with the ones I buy in the quilt shop, there's those grippies on the bottom built right in! So how many rulers so all of you own? And do you use them? I use probably 90 percent of mine regularly.


3 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love how you are framing the outdoors panel - what a great gift! I only have 6 rulers - I don't find a need for all those specialty rulers - I use the 45 and 60 degree on my main rulers for those cuts - yes I use them all!

Laura VanVleet said...

Holy Cow, Deb! The quilt for your Colorado friend is BEAUTIFUL! I love the panel and your choice of blocks surrounding it! Looking forward to seeing your spools quilt! That fabric looks yummy!

Millie said...

Your Marmelade quilt is so pretty. We can never have too many rulers. lol

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