Medora and friends

MedoraCover300dp This is my quilt pattern “Medora”. It’s currently written for 2 sizes. I like to play with what I think is a greatly underutilized quilter’s tool for all the things it can do: the Straight Out of Line ruler from Creative Grids (CGRKA3).Ā  It can do basic wedge shapes starting with squares in sizes from 10″ down to 4″, plus it does a “paddle wheel” shape which is basically a twister type block without cutting away so much fabric, and it also does an “optical illusion” cut that is super fun and I have some more plans for that too. Truly the best thing about the tool is teaching it and showing other quilters the many, many blocks you can do with it!

I made a runner pattern with it using the optical illusion cut, Flexible Floe:


…and of course I had to do fun wonky pinwheel quilts with wonky borders:


I called it “Twurtle”:


If you like them, you can get any of the patterns by emailing me at jill (at) and the ruler by purchasing it from your Local Quilt Shop.

This next pattern is “Paddle Wheel” from Cut Loose Press and you get a really gorgeous result with neutral and blue batiks:


As I get back up to speed on WordPress (it’s been a few years for me), I will get more info and links up. Hope you have a lovely weekend – here it will be snowing which means a lot of sewing.

2 thoughts on “Medora and friends

  1. Nice quilts. it sounds very fascinating what variations are possible with a ruler. Never experimented with rulers much like that, so you definitely inspire me! I recognize the pattern as well. Are you Pollypatches on Deviantart, cause then HELLO! šŸ™‚


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