King Rotary Cutter & OLFA Giveaway!

OLFA Celebration & Giveaway!

This year Olfa is celebrating the 35th year anniversary of the invention of the rotary cutter. I definitely want to help celebrate that because I can almost guarantee that I would not be a quilter if I had to use scissors to cut out all my patchwork pieces!  Remember this Stars of Valor quilt I made? Yea, I pieced together 525 two and a half inch square units to make the quilt top. Don’t ask me how much cutting was involved. You can see for yourself here
To help celebrate my friends at Olfa asked me to contribute a quilt block for the commemorative anniversary quilt that will be displayed at the International Quilt Market in Houston, TX this Fall. 
The block needs to be 6.5″ x 6.5″.  I came up with something I think makes perfect sense for celebrating the invention of the rotary cutter. An appliqued quilt block “crowning” king rotary cutter! Isn’t it cute??

The rotary cutter I used for inspiration is my OLFA Splash. 
Fused applique pieces to quilt block.

I drew and cut out all the applique pieces by hand (except the crown) using this new product I hadn’t tried before. I was quite happy with it. Easy to use. For the crown I use my handy dandy Brother ScanNCut. It has several built in crown options and I just set it to cut out the size I needed for this little project. After fusing the pieces into place I then zig zag stitched around each piece to secure them all down and I even used a gold metallic thread around the crown for an extra pop of bling.

Machine appliqueing the pieces down to secure them.
The finished block!

I’m mailing that block off today and in the meantime let’s have some fun with a giveaway! Olfa is offering up a goody package to one lucky winner that includes a small cutting mat and rotary cutter. See the Rafflecopter widget below for details on how you can enter to win. Good luck!

{p.s.- You can learn more about fusible machine applique with my step-by-step video tutorial by clicking HERE. }

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