I received my ruler last Saturday at The Little Foot Quilt Shoppe, and while I was there I picked up a new precut fabric pack that they are offering there called a Cutie Pack. It is a pack of fat eighth cuts of fabric. It is a nice way to get a variety of coordinating fabrics. They even have patterns that you can follow using the Cutie Packs in the shop. You just need to add some background fabric and maybe some border fabric. I purchased my own Cutie Pack to see what I could do with the fabric and my new 30 degree ruler.
You piece a white triangle on each side of a colored triangle. Then take those units and trim each down to a square as shown below. Sew 4 of these square units together to make a block. The ruler comes with much more detailed instructions, and there are some really good demos to be found on Youtube.
I went shopping to find something for a backing, thinking I would like a gray minky, but the gray was too much gray. Then I found a lavender gingham flannel, and I loved the way it pulled out more of the purple shades of the quilt top.
I was trying to take some photos outside this morning, but they just weren't working out. Here is one where you can see the quilt in a different light.
I hope you enjoyed the story of my new little quilt. If you don't have a Creative Grids ruler, you should try them - really, grab your purse and run out to the store and get one :-) Or you could enter their next contest to try and win. I hope you do, you'll love it!
I'll link up over at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday. Have a great weekend!