This month I want to share a project using the Split Seconds Ruler which we have available on the website http://www.bay-window.com.au
I have been showing this ruler and some of the projects that it can be used for in my talks at the Craft and Quilt fairs.
This stunning quilt is a stack and slash quilt made using The Split Seconds ruler. This ruler has curved slots in the ruler which you cut along using a 28mm rotary cutter
I started with 4 x 18″ blocks and laid them one on top of the other all with their right sides facing up. I then made 6 random cuts through all the layers using the curved edge of this ruler. Moving the ruler so that the cuts were not all the same.
Then following the diagram above I moved the top piece of fabric from both sides labelled 1 to the back of the stack.
I moved 2 of each piece labelled 2 to the back
I moved 3 of each piece labelled 3 to the back.
This will make 4 different blocks. Working 1 layer at a time join the pieces together to form the block.
Repeat the steps to make as many blocks as required
I then joined the blocks together using 1 1/2″ sashing strips alternating the blocks between vertical stripes and horizontal stripes.
Another option is to use 7 different fabrics, once again position them on top of each other right sides facing up. Make the 6 cuts through all the fabrics.
Move 1 piece from number 1 to the back
Move 2 pieces from number 2 to the back
3 from number 3
4 from number 4
5 from number 5
6 from number 6
Number 7 leave as is (don’t move any to the back)
You will now have 7 pieces all different in each block.
Join each layer together to form a block.
This will give you 7 blocks.
I hope you have fun playing with this technique and ruler