In February, I picked up a new ruler set, with project book, for the Bloomin' Cogwheel Rulers. So I wanted to try something different this month to make a couple plates with the new rulers. I had no real plan, just started looking at some of the plate designs in the book. I knew I wanted to make something that was small, maybe something for a table. After, deciding on a idea from the book, I needed to pick the fabric, which is very hard at times for me.
Once my fabric was picked out I made a couple strip sets out of my Island Batik Stash builder rolls.
Using the grooves in the cogwheel rulers, I began cutting all my blades.
Then I began to make the points on the alternating blades, and rounded the ends of the other blades.
Once the points were made I started sewing all the blades together to make partial plates. Which is a little different. Each plate was made different, then placed on a piece of background fabric for the applique part.
Using Superior Threads, Fantastico multi-color thread, I machine appliqued the plates and extra blades to the fabric.
The finished project looks like this, just little sample of what I can make from the Bloomin' Cogwheel Rulers. I'm looking forward to getting away from applique, and getting back to piecing next month for May's Challenge.
Make sure you check out the other Island Batik Ambassadors fantastic projects for this month.
Nan from Purrfect Spots Designs
Turid from Den Syende Himmel
Stephanie from Quilt’n Party
Pamela from Pamela Quilts
Anna from Ark Angel Creations
Kathy from Kathy’s Kwilts and More
Jessica from Desert Bloom Quilting
Connie from Freemotion by the River
Kate from Seams Like a Dream
Sharon from Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Tina from Quilting Affection Designs
Jennifer from The Inquiring Quilter
Barb from Bejeweled Quilts
Sally from Sally’s Quilting Corner
Jeanette from Inch Worm Fabrics
Connie from Kauffman Designs
Joan from Moosestash Quilting
Bernadine from Needle and Foot
Bea from Beaquilter
Cheryl from Cheryl Lynch Quilts
Maryellen from Mary Mack’s Blog
Joyce from Hearts Creations
Marlene from Kissed Quilts
Karen from The Quilt Rambler
Marian from Seam to be Sew
Laura from Slice of Pi Quilts
Linda from Inspired Layers
Vicki from Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Nancy from Masterpiece Quilting
Carol from FunThreads Designs
Terri from Meanderings Along Lizard Creek
Alison from Little Bunny Quilts
Suzy from Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Jean-Sophie from Sophie Junction
Janet from Whispers of Yore
Also, make sure you check out my first appearance in the QuiltMaker's 100 Blocks Vol 15, magazine due in the stores tomorrow May 1st. I have a cute little bear for you. I will be blogging and giving away of one copy to one lucky person starting tomorrow.