Monday, August 31, 2015

Classic Vintage Hope Blooms Log Cabin Quilt

Once again the awesome Fat Quarter Shop has created a pattern
and video to showcase a newer quilting notion.
If you didn't know, Creative Grids produces
a wide variety of rulers for every quilting need.
The newest in the Classic Vintage series
highlights the 8" Log Cabin Trim Tool by Creative Grids.


The pattern can be done without this ruler.
However, I was curious about it.
Thoughtfully, I asked the question, why would a company create a useless ruler?
There must be something about it that makes it special.
When I read the pattern and looked at the pictures,
 I was like "meh", no big difference than any other ruler.
I followed along.
Ignore that the picture shows the curvy log cabin trim tool....
I opened the wrong ruler at first - hey I was excited for a new toy!

I cut pieces for one block...
a trial block if you will -
out of Modern Country by Mary Elizabeth Kinch, 
Hello Darling and Atusko Matsuyama 30's collection.
The free pattern can be found on Fat Quarter Shop here.

I highly recommend that you watch the video - really- no really I do.

Once I started trimming the block with the ruler, I quickly figured out how cool it is.
You square up each round before you add another.
It's perfect.

I mean perfect.
I was stunned.
After watching me sew and trim for a while, my 8 year old said, that is so cool. 
Then she went to ask me to make her a whole quilt like this.
love them.

My block turned out perfect. 
The ruler was worth every penny (yes, I bought it, wasn't given to me).
It was simple to use... and right now, simple is best for me. 
Nothing frustrates me more than a tool too complicated to use!

So if you are wanting to make a simple quilt accurately, 
I highly recommend the Log Cabin Trim Tool.

Thank you for reading my little blog,


Needled Mom said...

I got this a couple of months ago and am eager to give it a try. Soon.....

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Thanks for the review! I saw a similar ruler at a guild meeting and thought it was awesome.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I have this ruler too and made one block. I would like to layout a log cabin quilt so that I can get some sort of cool effect with my blocks like I've seen out on Pinterest and IG. One of these days. Just add that idea to my ever-growing but not shrinking to do list. :P