Olfa sent me a 6.5" frosted ruler, 28mm rotary cutter and a rotating mat. Ironically, I've been eyeing a revolving mat and smaller rotary cutter for some time. I was so excited to open the package.
After much debate I opted to make an economy block for send in for the display quilt. The only two requirements for the block were a 6.5" unfinished block with some yellow fabric. Rita's tutorial over at Red Pepper Quilts is fantastic for this block, but her pattern is for a 5.5" unfinished block. I redesigned it in Photoshop for the correct size. I chose to paper piece this project to ensure it was as perfect as possible.
I kept my fabric choices simple.
This was the perfect project to test out my new rotating mat. It works perfectly!
I loved the Olfa frosted ruler when trimming my block. It didn't slip on fabric when trimming seams or the paper when trimming the back..
Just a few of my favorite Olfa products that I use nearly every day!
Disclosure: I received the above mentioned products in conjunction with this post. The giveaway is sponsored by Olfa.