A splash of color on a dreary January day

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Seeing this stack of rainbow blocks makes me so happy!

I’ve been working furiously on my Paintbox Quilt project these past few weeks, and last night I squared up all the finished blocks. I started squaring them up with my regular ruler and mat, but it was so tedious. Then I borrowed our rotating mat and square ruler from the sewing studio at work, and I zipped through all of them in an hour.

That’s a lot of trimmings! Look for the finished wall hanging in a couple weeks…


7 responses to “A splash of color on a dreary January day”

  1. Cat Lady Says:
    01/07/2011 9:20 am

    I use my squaring up rulers and rotating mat all the time. I keep them right next to my sewing machine so I can square the blocks up as I sew.
    By the way, those skinny little trimmed off pieces can be used by birds when building their nests. I keep a bag close by to collect them, then scatter them on the ground in the early spring during nest building season.

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  2. Lori Says:
    01/10/2011 2:08 pm

    Everytime I read this title I substitute January for “laundry” But it’s perfectly appropriate that way too. LOL

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  3. Bette Law Says:
    01/10/2011 5:12 pm

    The idea from Cat Lady to help birds sounds good. I must try that. Thanks.

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  4. Sandy B Says:
    01/10/2011 10:17 pm

    Wonderful colours for a wonderful quilt. My quilting friend Kathy, has one of those rotating boards and they are so easy to use.

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  5. Kim Says:
    01/12/2011 5:52 am

    Beautiful blocks!

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  6. Traci Says:
    01/12/2011 11:18 am

    Melissa – I love those colors! Really brightened my day! Can’t wait to see the finished project!

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  7. erica K Says:
    01/12/2011 2:54 pm

    A rotating mat would be awesome! I absolutely love your pile of blocks…happiness squared. ;D

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