Friday, February 28, 2014

Park Bench

I bought these rulers design by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts fame
a while ago.  I have watched her marvellous and
interesting designs pop up all over social media and have thought they
were not for me - that they would be to complicated.

Then someone made me sing up with the Fat Quarter Shop's BOM
for Park Bench.  I had been reluctant for 2 reasons - the rulers and the fabric.
I wasn't convinced that I loved, let alone liked Botanics (I know there are
quilters gasping at this confession) and didn't want to spend money
when there was doubt.


Well I caved.  I signed up - I figured I had the rulers and I
really should used them.  I thought the BOM was
probably the safest bet and decided while I was home
with sick kids to get stuck into it.

It was not at all what I had thought!
I was super easy and fun too.
The fabric - well there are prints in it I really like 
and think I will buy more of -
especially the sketches on the graph paper.

Now I have to wait for month 2 to arrive...


  1. Someone made you sign up, Claire! That's awful! No, seriously. You're quilt is going to be lovely.

  2. What a horrible person to make you sign up hehe! I think your blocks are going to look great. What an interesting ruler.

  3. its good to step outside you comfaort zone every now and then Clairebear,you are so clever your blocks look amazing.xx

  4. you can thank me later :) you know i am always happy to lead you astray in your fabric purchases and BOM commitments! hope the kids are better today. hugs

  5. Great blocks. Lovely to read a report on the ease of using these rulers.


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