30 April, 2015

A LITTLE Diversion

I've been hearing rave reviews for a ruler that I don't have. Quiltkeemosabe mentioned the Itty Bitty Eights ruler by Creative Grids, she thought that it might come in handy for our future Bible Study blocks. I usually try to avoid eighths of an inch when it comes to cutting out quilt blocks. I will go to great lengths to overcut and then trim down for accuracy. Yesterday I ran across an online pattern for this two inch Cakestand block. Using my scrap boxes of 1.5" and 2" cut squares I fished out a few and decided to take a closer look at the Itty Bitty Eights ruler and put it to the test. It worked perfectly! I cannot believe that I stitched the first block with such precision. To prove it wasn't a fluke I sat right down and stitched up two more. This has been a completely enjoyable LITTLE diversion after working on those high school graduation quilts with great BIG plain, solid blocks. What am I going to do with these micro quilt blocks?  I don't have any idea. It's just nice to know that I can do this. Of course, I immediately e-mailed a picture of completed itty-bitty block #1 to Quiltkeemosabe. As of this afternoon it looks like we may be headed down this rabbit hole together; one more adventure is underway, and it all began so innocently.
*wink*
Life is Good!

7 comments:

Janet O. said...

I'm going to be playing with my Itty Bitty Eighth Rulers today and tomorrow on some mini blocks. Can't wait!
Love what you have created--you KNOW I do! : )

quiltkeemosabe said...

Curiouser and curiouser.....

Quilt Hollow said...

That ruler by Primitive Gatherings has been all the rage on IG too.

Tanya said...

So teensy! But so lovely.. Make another one and you'll have four nice corner blocks for a border the same width!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I'm really getting hooked on minis, so I'm hoping to put my Itty Bitty Eighth rulers to good use. I just love those little basket blocks ... and I cannot wait to see more of them!

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, These blocks remind me of English Paper piecing that I've done in the past; I loved the technique because my blocks came out more precise. This looks like an interesting tool to have. Going to go visit the blog you recommended.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Noreen

Laura Chaney said...

These are seriously the cutest little blocks I've seen. Love them!