Thursday, March 28, 2019

Fab Five Ruler



Fab Five Quilt - made by Andy of A Bright Corner.  She used the Fab Five Ruler to make this fun and easy quilt.

I have a fun new ruler to share with you today!  Well...it's been around for a bit, but it's new to ME and maybe to you to!

This is called the Fab Five Ruler, designed by Abbey Lane Quilts.  It's what I would call a wedge shape - taller than a tumbler, and not as narrow as a dresden wedge.


Fab Five Ruler - a fun quilting ruler with a unique shape  

And today I'm joining with the Fat Quarter Shop for their Fab Five Ruler blog remix!  Four bloggers are sharing their projects that they've made with this ruler.  

So what can this ruler do you ask?  This!


Fab Five Quilt - made by Andy of A Bright Corner.  She used the Fab Five Ruler to make this fun and easy quilt.

The ruler (which you can buy here from the Fat Quarter Shop) comes with a free pattern to make an 18" pillow like this one (image from the Jolly Jabber blog.) 


Fab Five Ruler pillow - uses the Fab Five Ruler - a fun quilting ruler with a unique shape

I used the same cutting and sewing instructions to sew rows of 8" tall wedge shapes.  I loved the look and it was so fast and easy to sew them together...so I just kept going!  I ended up making seven, 46"-long rows.  


Fab Five Quilt - made by Andy of A Bright Corner.  She used the Fab Five Ruler to make this fun and easy quilt.

I added some dark gray 2" sashing strips to separate the rows.  The sashing strips also made it so I didn't have to worry about matching seams from row to row - bonus!

The quilt finished about 45" x 66" - perfect crib size or small throw quilt size.

Want to see what else you can do with this ruler?  Abbey Lane Quilts has several patterns here that use the ruler.  It's a fun one and I recommend adding it to your ruler collection. I'll definitely be reaching for this one again - I just love the unique shape!


Fab Five Quilt - made by Andy of A Bright Corner.  She used the Fab Five Ruler to make this fun and easy quilt.

If you make something using the Fab Five Ruler, share it on social media and use #fabfiveruler and #fqsremix so we can all see what you've created!


Edited to add:  These are the colors of Kona solids that I used for this quilt-

Daffodil
Banana
Green Tea
Grass Green
Coral
Mango
Bahama Blue
Breakers
Coal
Medium Gray
White





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20 comments:

  1. I really like the look of this, my go to quilt for new babies is a tumbler quilt but I would love to try this for adults. I like the way the sashing breaks it up too, especially as then you don't have to worry about points meeting up!

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  2. Oh, I really like this! I made the pillow with my ruler (so original, I know), but using it for a quilt is great! The photo on your couch is perfect!

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  3. I simply love your quilt, great choice of colors!!

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  4. Wow, I love your quilt! Will you tell me which colors you used? I want to make a baby boy quilt, and this is perfect.

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    1. Hi Tracie

      I just added the list of colors to the bottom of my blog post - thanks for asking!

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  5. I just went over to Fat Quarter Quilts to buy this ruler. I love your quilt and am so inspired to try it out. Thank you so much for sharing this new ruler with us.

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  6. Beautiful quilt - love the colours and darker background fabric in there! Awesome!

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  7. LUV! And your colours are just perfect.

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  8. Beautiful! Love those colors with the gray. Well done!

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