No new fabric this week as I continue to wash, iron, fold and organize my stash. It feels so good to almost have it completely under control.
I do have a few fun new tools. First, a giant ruler for squaring up my 12-inch blocks for my most recent project.
Behold, the 16.5" square ruler!
I decided on 16.5" (there are a lot of giant ruler options!) because the giant wonky star quilt used 16" finished blocks and if I were to do a single block quilt, I like a 60" square lap quilt, so four 16" sections would work for that, too. It's made by Creative Grids. Right now I can't really imagine needing a bigger square. Wonder when that will change. :-)
In trimming my scraps, I've been frustrated with having to move all the pieces many times to trim them down to my desired sizes (more on that soon) so I decided to get myself a rotating cutting mat. I went with the 7" Fiskars to decide how I like it. Most of my scrap trimming can be done on that size, I think. I also got a 6.5" square Creative Grids ruler, because I hate my current 6.5" square. I have to say, this new setup kinda makes me want to make a bunch of half square triangles that I need to square up... and I don't really even enjoy making half square triangles.
In non-quilting news, these are the colors for my daughter's room. The ceiling was painted white on Friday. Wall paint starts tomorrow.
I'm linking up to Sunday Stash with Molli Sparkles.