Monday, October 29, 2018

October Sew Sampler Box!!!

Wow, October has just been flying by!!!  And what a lovely October it has been.  I don't know about you, but we have spent some lovely time up in the mountains watching the leaves change and that just makes me smile.   And another thing that makes me smile, My October  Sew Sampler box arriving in the mail!!!  The theme for October's box was Just my Type and I am thrilled with all of the amazing quilting goodies I found inside.

We start out with fabric . . . and this month's fabric has me super excited!!!  It is a Petite Modern Backgrounds More Paper Jelly Roll.  I absolutely loved the first Modern Backgrounds line, making not 1, not 2, but 3 Quilts using it!!!   Ya, it was perfect for my Alma Mater quilts!!!!  And I am so excited to use this jelly roll of the new Modern Background line.  And I absolutely love the Ellipsis Quilt pattern that was sent with the box and plan to use the Petitie Jelly Roll for just that.  I know, weird that I won't add red, but honestly, how perfect is this pattern for a new little boy, and I just happen to have a new nephew on the way ;)  On the list to make!!!

And I was thrilled to find, that the box included the super neat X Blocks Basix ruler that you use to make the above pattern.   It is also the ruler you use to make the Basic X Block that is the coolest star block.  I have always loved this star block,  but never gotten around to looking up how to make it.   And wouldn't you know, all you need is a strip set and this awesome ruler!!! 

And since all I needed was some strips , now that I have the ruler, there was no way I was going to let this super fun star quilt continue to languish in the "someday" file in my head ;)   And you know, I always need a good Alma Mater quilt, might as well get ahead on a few.  So I whipped up a few strip sets, and before you know it . . . Stars!!!   Aren't they so cool!!!    I will be sure to share more on the progress of this quilt and how awesome and easy this little BasiX ruler is!!

The notions in this month's box were awesome as well.  My daughter has already "called" these super chic Quilt3R Label Set.  She says I already have my own, so she should get to add these into the quilts she makes.  I figure, sounds fair to me!!!    And I did not know that you could buy pre-made quilt sleeves, but as that is one of my least favorite things to make, you can imagine how excited I was to find this little gem in my box!!!  Another awesome bit of quilting goodness!!! 

And of course, with a new box, there is a new Barn Block!!!  And this month's was so much fun to make!!!  I am talking over 50 squares measuring 1 1/2" and then some!!!   Talk about your tiny little points!!!   And after last month, I decided to just keep mixing in more shades of white.   Super fun!!!   And now that I am typing this, I notice I sewed the Star block upside down. Ah well, I can fix that in a snap ;) 

And that's my October Sew Sampler Box, and I am already having so much fun with it ;)  I can't wait to share more of this awesome Basic-X Block quilt with you!!!    Fat Quarter Shop, If I have said it once, I have said it a 100 times, man I love my little Aqua Box!!!!

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!

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