My weapon of choice. If you don't have one of these rolling cutters that Friskars makes then you are missing out. Seriously, I would not be able to cute all these squares so quickly without it.
I use my rolling cutter in conjunction with my clear block ruler (above). LOVE. IT. In fact, about 2 months ago I was working on a different project and could not find this ruler anywhere....I pouted about
it for about an hour before I finally used a different straight edge to get the job done. The next day I was in our laundry room (where I had literally checked 10 times for my ruler the day before) and guess what I found? Yup. My ruler. I was beyond happy....better late than never.
I cut 20 3.5 x 3.5 inch squares of each of the 9 different fabrics that I had chosen. This will give you an 1/4 inch seam allowance with a finished 3 x 3 inch square showing on the front of the quilt.
Here was the layout that I decided I liked best. Although, I actually think I ended up switching it after this picture was taken. I didn't like the two bigger polka dots that close to each other. The OCD in me couldn't handle it.
And finally the finished project! I used a brown flannel as the backing on it, a thin batting for the inside to give it a little thickness (but not a lot), and then brough the brown flannel around to the front to create the binding on the edge. Also, I used tan yarn to tie the quilt in different spots - every two squares. Very simple. But very adorable. Can't wait to cuddle my little baby boy in it.