Pat Sloan is one of my favorite commercial bloggers. She has radio interviews with quilt and fabric artists from everywhere; she runs a great blog; she has whimsical and adorable patterns, and from time to time, she suggests trying a particular tool or method. This time around, I am trying The Cutting Edge ruler, made by Sullivan, which I discovered on her blog. The innovative thing about this ruler is that it has a whetstone surface on its right side that is supposed to help keep our rotary cutters sharp. So far so good with mine.
But I do have some comments: the ground glass background of the ruler makes it hard to see the fabric edge in some cases. Also, left handed people have to use this ruler upside down -- it seems the manufacturer should have considered putting the edge on both sides to make it more equitable and user friendly for lefties. Other than those two criticisms, I like it.
Once a year my quilt guild gets together with other guilds in the area and has a party. Sometimes it's a tea, sometimes it's an ice cream social, and sometimes it's a great little smorgasbord. We dress a little more nicely and wear hats if we're so inclined. This is my "guild hat", whose pins represent various bits of pleasure in my life. I love to wear this hat, just for the fun of it. Unfortunately, the Day of Sharing this year occurred while I was on vacation, but I thought I'd share my hat with you anyway.
I'm a retired OB/GYN who traded one obsession for another, creating quilts instead of birthin' babies! I have a Nolting 24 Pro longarm equipped with the fabulous IntelliQuilter computerized quilting program.
I am married with two grown children and five grandchildren. We live on a lake and enjoy boating and swimming off the dock, as do our grandkids!