Ruth from Cherry Coloured Twist is UK crafter and quilter whose work I am often found admiring. Her project for the Quilt Blocks challenge is no exception – I think you’ll agree, it’s a fantastic use of the fabrics and would be the kind of gift I’d go ga-ga for!!!

Over to you, Ruth….

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When Katy offered the chance to play with some brand-spanking-new fabric I just couldn’t resist.
Two colour-popping fat quarters of ‘Quilt Blocks’ by Ellen Luckett Baker were delivered a couple of weeks later. The colours and shapes made me think of a fairground – ferris wheels and helter skelters, and I knew immediately that I wanted to make something playful.
I had seen the Check it! tutorial on Rashida’s blog a long long time ago, and knew it would be the perfect project for ‘Quilt Blocks’.
I decided on a klona solid (copen) to add into the mix, and got to work!

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Such a quick and easy tutorial. A quick squirt of basting spray here and there, some straight line quilting and a bit of binding.
To make the pouch – some lightweight interfacing, a very simply sewn zip, and a length of cording sewn into the seam. What could be easier?

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For the checkers – covered buttons – so simple but so clever!

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This is definitely a tutorial I’ll be using again for last minute birthday presents – and it goes without saying that I can’t wait for the whole Quilt Blocks range to hit the shops. I have a feeling I’ll be sewing with it again!

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Thanks Katy, for letting me play along!