That's right, the mighty rotary cutter turns 35 this year! To celebrate, Olfa has asked a group of quilters (including me!) to make 6-1/2" blocks for a special birthday quilt. I can't think of a single sewing notion that has revolutionized the quilting world more than the rotary cutter, so I was happy to participate.
When I think of techniques that have been made easier by rotary cutters, two things come to mind for me—half-square triangles (because trimming), and fussy cutting. So I decided to feature both of those things in my block.
I fussy-cut around Monica's fab circle of pins for the center of the star, and trimmed up some lovely yellow star points using Sew Yummy's tomato pin-cushion blenders. Pretty cute, right? This block is off to Olfa to be included in the birthday quilt!
And while it may be Olfa's birthday, you get the prize! Want to win a rotary cutter and a small cutting mat from Olfa? Just leave a comment (any old comment) on this post. I'll draw a random winner on August 5. Now go cut up some fabric!