|My friend Mariza holding the beginning of quilt back|
What should I make?
First I thought I would do a sweet little 0-9 wall hanging but couldn't decide on fabrics. My oldest son and his wife are expecting their first baby in June. They are not finding out the sex of the baby, so again the struggle, do I go blue, do I go pink, do I go neutral? Well it finally came to me. I could start on the back of the quilt with the date of birth. The year is not going to change, so I started out making 2014. I really really wanted to show you how fun and easy it is easy to make any of the ABC's or numbers using a ruler I am obsessed with,Folded Corner clipper.
The way the ruler is designed it includes the seam allowance, so once you cut it is then time to sew.
No more marking seam lines. Lay your fabric square on top of the fabric, right sides together. Line the ruler along the edge and cut.
There are lots of ways to piece ABC 123 blocks and this technique eliminates some bulky seams.
Truly takes about 10 minutes to make this block from beginning to end.
Big simple shapes making the finished blocks measure 8 x 10.
Did I say how much I love making these blocks?
Stay tuned to see the finished project once baby Alexander is born.