Welcome to my stop on the Perfect 5 Quilt Along!
Fat Quarter Shop launched the Perfect 5 Quilts book in early September and it is filled with block and quilt ideas for charm packs, all inspired by the sweetest cookies ever baked.
As part of the quilt along I had the opportunity to make two blocks from the book, the Pizzelle block and the Pinwheel Cookie block.
The Fat Quarter Shop also sent me the latest Tula Pink collection Monkey Wrench from Free Spirit to use. Its definitely different to my usual colour palette but I must admit I loved working with the saturated colours and fussy cutting those cute monkeys and ladybirds was so much fun (and easy because of the distinct lines on the ruler)!
Normally I use a 12 inch square ruler to cut out my fabric but the Creative Grids Perfect 5 ruler made such a difference to making my blocks. In particular it features little grippers that grip on to your fabric when you push down to cut out the fabric. The extra grip ensures precise measurements and prevents costly slippage, and Im speaking from experience – I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve accidentally sliced a hole in my fabric when my ruler has slipped.
Now I couldn’t just add my cute blocks to my unfinished object pile, so instead I used my versions of the Pinwheel Cookie and Pizzelle blocks to make sewing machine accessory pouches using the free tutorial from the Fat Quarter Shop.
Using the blocks I made for the zipper pouches is a great way to not only showcase the sweet blocks but also a fantastic opportunity to experiment with quilting designs.
In fact I had so much fun making the blocks that I actually made two more pouches – this time using the Anagram collection from Ruby Star.
Hopefully I’ve inspired you to make your own Pinwheel Cookie and Pizzelle blocks and if you head over to the Fat Quarter Shop Jolly Jabber Quilting blog you can see all the other sweet cookie inspired blocks that feature in this Quilt Along.
And if you are looking for gift ideas for yourself or a quilty friend check out the Fat Quarter Shop Perfect 5 Quilts book combo pack!