Monday, April 8, 2013

Start of Something New: Dipping my Toes in the Sand

The fabulous Julie of Jaybird Quilts has released Toes in the Sand as her first Block of the Month quilt.  If you haven't noticed, I love anything beachy so I totally fell in love with this quilt when I saw it!

I haven't had the best luck with BOMs (my first and only is still a UFO) so when Quilter's Way asked if I'd help run this for the shop I jumped at the chance.  I picked up what I needed to get started this weekend.  The pattern uses Julie's Hex N More ruler which makes the cutting really easy.  This ruler is fantastic, it does everything!!!

I'll be using PB&J by Basic Grey like the original.  The photographs don't do it justice, this collection is stunning!!!

If you want to join the fun you can sign up online or in person at Quilter's Way.  I'll be offering a demo class to help you make your blocks.  Hopefully I can offer some tips to make putting this together even easier and it's always more fun to sew with friends!   We'll kick off Block 1 on Tuesday, April 30th from 6-9.  Dive in and join the fun:-)


  1. Very cool! I want that ruler!

  2. I love that ruler. I'm planning my third quilt using it and can't wait to make it as soon as I have the chance/time. Can't wait to see this progress.

  3. I love these fabrics! Your block is looking awesome!
    Good luck with your class. That's exciting!