I’ve been wanting to set my 12 Days of Christmas blocks together for quite a while now, and finally decided on quarter-square triangles for the setting posts. It seemed a perfect project to show you a little about Monique’s Fit to be Quarter Ruler. I decided to use four different fabrics for my quarter-square triangles and cut 5 of each to make 20 squares total. This is the amount of squares you’ll need to make 20-quarter square triangles (if you’re just going to use two fabrics for your quarter-square triangles, you’ll need 10 of each to make 20 squares.
I made half-square triangles (according to the ruler instructions). Then I again followed the ruler instructions to make my quarter-square triangles.
Here are the blocks ready to be trimmed.
Next, you use the ruler to trim up your blocks. Monique has a tutorial here for making and trimming your blocks. It’s really easy. And each and every block comes out perfect…every time. I’ve been using this ruler to make all the quarter-square triangles I’ve needed for my Farmer’s Wife quilt-along. Also, another thing I love about this ruler is the great range in block sizes it can be used for–from the smallest sizes up to 9 ½″ block. This really is one of those rulers that I use all the time!
So here they are–all 20 blocks–made quickly and accurately.
Now I just need to get borders added to this quilt!
And now for a little of the 4th of July part of the post! The 4th has always been one of my favorite holidays; I always try to sew as much as possible in the morning, then we usually have a family barbeque at home or with friends. We are really lucky to be able to see our community fireworks show perfectly from our driveway–so we watch them every year sitting on lawn and beach chairs. Since it’s almost always in the 100’s as we’re watching the fireworks in the evening, a nice refreshing punch is one of my “must-have’s” for the holiday. I’ll put the recipe for my favorite punch at the bottom of this post. Also, if you’d like to win one of Monique’s Fit to be Quarter rulers, just leave a comment on this post–I’ll choose a winner Friday night!
Be sure to stop by all of the other stops on the tour for more recipes, projects, and chances to win the Fit to be Quarter ruler!
July 4th – Open Gate – Monique, http://opengatequilts.blogspot.com/
July 5th – Stashmaster – Lisa – http://stashmaster.typepad.com/
This & That – Sherri, http://thisandthatpatterns.typepad.com/
July 6th – Sweetwater – Lisa, http://www.sweetwater.typepad.com/
July 7th – Quilter’s Window – Denise, http://www.quilterswindow.com/blog/
A Quilting Life – Sherri, https://www.aquiltinglife.com/
July 8th – Cupcakes ‘n Daisies – Thelma – http://www.cupcakesndaisies.blogspot.com/
My Favorite Punch:
1 (12 oz.) can frozen fruit punch concentrate
1 (12 oz.) can frozen lemonade concentrate
3 cups water
1 orange, thinly sliced
1 lemon, thinly sliced
2 (12 oz.) cans diet 7-Up
Mix the concentrates and the water together. Add the fruit slices and chill at least an hour. Just before serving add the soda. Very refreshing!
Have a wonderful day!
I likes the ruler.. A great tool for quilting.. Thanks for the chance to win it 😀
Christine M says
What a great ruler. I haven't seen them before. Maybe I'll be lucky and win one! Thanks for the chance.
Bari Jo says
Thanks for the recipe and tutorial! Love to read your blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win the ruler! Fun blog hop! Bari
Anne Heidi says
That sure looks like a great ruler- so easy to lign up and get perfect HST't and QST's, I really need to get me one of these.
Your 4th of July sounds perfect- and how cool to be able to watch the fireworks from your own house!
Sounds like a great ruler .. I like making things a bit bigger then cutting back to size. Your punch sounds lovely too, though probably a bit cold here at the moment.
That looks like a great ruler for a beginner like me!
Love the recipes and could always use another punch recipe. Thanks so much!
Thanks for the recipe I'll try ^__^
And tahnks for the chance to win the ruler ^__^
Have a good day
The One and Only says
thank you so much for posting about the tutorial on how to size your blocks. I've had the darndest time lately and can't wait to try this! This ruler would so help me out…fingers crossed 🙂
Thank you for the tutorial, what an excellent ruler.
I can always use a new ruler to make things go along easier!
Wow! I would love to win one of those rulers since I need all the help I can get…lol ;P
Please enter me for a chance to win. Thank you 🙂
I didn't realize you could square up blocks up to 9.5" with this ruler. That would be very handy. Also, I have a similar punch recipe and remember it as being delicious and refreshing!
May Kristin says
That's a great ruler! Thanks for the chance!
Kathleen Grace says
Got to have one of those rulers! Thanks for the chance to win:>)
Great review!! I'll be sure to check this ruler out. Am loving your quilt! ~karen
It's always fun to discover and USE a new ruler. Thanks for the great tutorial! Have a wonderful day!
Thank you Sherri! I have the Fit to be Square ruler and the large Fit to be Geese Ruler. I love them and would love to add Fit to be Quarters to my collection.
Lori C. says
Your quilt is so cute. Can't wait to see it finished. Thanks for the chance to win this ruler. It will help alot when squaring up my blocks.
Love your Christmas quilt. That sounds like one fantastic ruler. Thanks for the punch recipe. Sounds very refreshing for a hot summer day.
I love your quilt! 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!
If I can make a beautiful quilt like yours with that ruler, I'm IN! 🙂
Lisa Marie says
The colors in your Christmas quilt are great. I love that it's not the same old red & green. Beautiful! And the ruler looks very handy.
I'd like the chance to wi a ruler. Thanks for the tutorial on HST. Looks like a very useful tool.
Love the fabric in the quilt! Thanks for this blog hop and a chance to win.wanda
I'd love to win that ruler. I have the Fit to be Geese ruler and have used it a lot. Thanks for the chance to win.
Looks like a great ruler. Please enter me. Your quilt is beautiful.
Linda K says
I'm enjoying this blog hop! Thanks for the chance to win. You can never have too many rulers. I think I would use this one all the time.
Your quilt is looking great Sherri. Thanks for the comments on that ruler, it looks terrific!
wow! looks like a great tool…and love your quilt!
It does look like it would be a "go to" ruler! I will happlily make a home for it!
I have the flying geese ruler and it sure was slick on one of the LaPetite quilts this year. Would love to add the quarter one to my use!
Your Christmas quilt is so cute!! Good job!
As a new quilter I have been amazed at how many gadgets there are, but they really are wonderful to have and make projects flow much easier.
The punch recipe sounds good; can't wait to try it.
I'd love to win the ruler….my quarter square triangles need help!
Thanks for the chance to win! Love reading your blog. = )
I have her other rulers and love them. I think I need this one too!
I have the small flying geese ruler but new learned to use it…UGH. Thank for inspiring me to figure it out.
Jennifer Schifano Eutsler says
Nice ruler. Pick me! Pick me! It does look like it makes it easy to make those half and quarter square units. The quilt is cute, too! Have a super day.
I have that same BOM to put together. Maybe I need this ruler too.
The ruler is a "must have"! I am anxious to use it and hopefully win one! Thanks for th giveaway.
cant wait to try this new ruler and patterns (hope i win) 😉 … thanks for wonderful post … 🙂
Any ruler that makes triangles line up is a great tool in my book!
I would love to win one of the rulers. It seems like my QST always turns out wonky so a tool that would eliminate wonkiness would be great! Love your mystery quilt!
Thank you for the very detailed post today. Very helpful. ALso, thanks for the chance to win.
This ruler looks like something I would use alot. Really cute quilt. Thanks for sharing.
I love all of Monique's rulers! That is one great looking quilt – I love it! Thanks for sharing.
nami 11 says
fun Christmas quilt and a chance to win as well. Thanks so much
Yes, I agree the fit to be quarter ruler would come in handy for the Farmer's Wife Quilt Sampler. I wish I had one but it is on my list.
Very cute quilt. Can't wait to see it finished. Thanks for the chance to win this ruler.
Sandy, Quilt guild president says
wonderful Christmas quilt! That ruler would definitely make piecing more accurately. I would give it a good home and keep it busy
What a handy ruler…love the punch recipe also
Love the quilt! I have been looking at Kate Spain Christmas fabrics for the last couple of weeks and want to do a Seasonal quilt. This one is darling… Thanks for the recipe. I have a lot of hot drink recipes but nothing for the hot months!:) I appreciate the tutorial on the triangles. It is priceless for a newbie like me!
Always looking for something to make sewing easier!
Looks like a great ruler, Thanks for the chance to win 🙂
This ruler looks great. Thanks for the review and a chance at the giveaway.
Teresa Felgueiras says
Great ruler.I think I've never seen one like that before.
I'm not a huge fruit punch fan, but enjoying fireworks in the driveway sounds fabulous. Your christmas quilt looks wonderful.
I've been working on the fwqal and I can see how a ruler like that would be helpful.
What a great idea for that quilt. I am making it also. Would love a ruler like that to make those pinwheels.
Marilyn W. says
I love being able to follow your blog. Your quilting is always an inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win one of the rulers.
Helen in Switzerland says
that looks like a really useful ruler! Please include me in your draw! Thanks so much and greetings from over the pond!
Ooooh, I'm in the middle of making that quilt too. Thanks for the tutorial for the pinwheels. Thanks for the chance to win and the punch recipe.
Thanks for a chance to get one of those wonderful rulers. I have that same quilt and sure could use the ruler as well. Love what you're doing with the quilt.
Wow…love the quilt. The ruler looks awesome. I'd love to win one. Thanks for the chance.
Thanks for the chance to win the ruler. I would love to try it! Love that christmas fabric and have a stash of my own to sew up:)
Janelle J says
Thanks for the ruler demo and the punch recipe. Sounds great!
Linda V says
Looks like a great ruler! Thanks for the giveaway!
great quilt! I'm sure I need the ruler!
Looks like a great way to make really accurate half and quarter square triangles!
Your Fat Quarter Shop BOM quilt turned out gorgeous. I love the fabrics! And thanks for the chance to win one of Monique's rulers.
Well you certainly made that look easy!! I just added this ruler to my Wish List!! Thanks for the demo…and your quilt is going to be a crowd pleaser for sure!!
Your Christmas quilt really turned out cute! Can't wait to see what you come up with for borders. How organized you are to have it done before Christmas even. That is the skill I wish a blog would give away – the ability to get projects done on time 🙂 The ruler would be awesome too though!
Needled Mom says
That quilt is gorgeous and I love those cornerstone blocks!
What a fabulous ruler! I love reading your blog. Your punch sounds really refreshing. I'm going to have to try this one. This blog hop has been so much fun. Thanks for the chance to win.
I love your quilt and the this ruler looks terrific. I would love to have. Your recipe is going into my file. I will try it the next time I need punch. It sounds delicious!
Really enjoy the blog hop. Think I would enjoy the ruler. I look a sight trying to trim a half-square triangle. They could use me on a ruler info-commercial on how not to trim a half-square triangle.
The punch looks so refreshing. Will have to make it and hope for a cool down in our 100 degree temps.
Love your blog.
Your recipe sounds so refreshing! Thanks for the tutorial on the ruler. I'm hoping I win one, but if I don't I'm definitely going to get one. It looks very handy.
I'm looking forward to seeing your beautiful quilt completely finished.
Your quilt is so sweet. This ruler looks like a great way to keep things accurate. Fun blog hop!
Thanks for the chance to win the ruler. It looks like a great addition to quilty notions.
I love your quilt – very jolly indeed. Thanks for the chance of winning the ruler.
Bolo heads says
I want one. Come on I will be your friend and check you blog everyday, oh wait I already do that.
Quilt n Queen says
I luv your 12 days of Christmas quilt and the punch recipe sounds so refreshing. Hoping to win one of Monique's 'Fit to be Quarter' ruler…. thanks for the chance…(o:
Love your Christmas quilt. The ruler looks great – thanks for the chance to win.
There are just so many possibilites for projects using this ruler. Thanks for a chance to win!!
Thanks for a great post and sharing the punch recipe.
Gwynette in NW Arkansas says
What a clever border and you are able to use a specialty ruler to help you! Looks like you and Thelma did the same Fat Quarter Shop BOM!
Carol C. says
I enjoyed my visit to your blog!! The quilt is so cute!! The ruler looks like a must-have!! Thanks!
It is great to be able to see how effective the proper tool can be. Thanks for giving us the chance to win one of these rulers.
Would love to have one of these rulers, and if I don't win one, I'm going to go purchase one – because it looks like a really helpful tool. Thanks!
tink's mom says
I just love your Christmas quilt. Great job all around and most especially the triangles.
This ruler looks super simple to use, and I love the accuracy! Hope I win one!
Wonderful fabrics. Loving the blog hop.
Sandie ~call me crazy says
What an interesting ruler! I'm all for anything that makes all those little blocks easier. Your quilt looks great! Thanks for the fun!
I would love to try this new ruler. Love all the pattern ideas.
Miss Jean says
Thanks for a chance to win a ruler! Lemonaide on a hot day – perfection!!
Love Monique's Rulers….thanks for the chance to win the newest one!!!
That is a very cool ruler,
I could really use this!
Thanks for the chance to win the ruler. Love your Christmas quilt!
Nancy D. says
Cute quilt. Your punch recipe sounds good and refreshing which would be great right now with the heat… Thanks for a chance to win the ruler to!
Thanks for the review, tutorial and punch recipe! The ruler would be great!
M and M plus 3 says
What a cute quilt! Thanks for the tut!
Thanks for the chance to win this "cool rule', I could really use this as I often make these blocks.
Happy Cottage Quilter says
This ruler looks awesome! Thanks for the recipe and the giveaway 🙂
Marcia W. says
This ruler sounds wonderful to use. I like your 12 Days quilt, and the punch recipe (I'm thinking niece's baby shower beverage). Thanks for the blog hop stop and chance to win a great ruler.
this ruler would be one of those handy things you'd like to have on hand to make sure your projects go smoothly. like to have one! thanx for the oopportunity to win one.
sounds like a wonderful ruler! Would help with a project I have coming soon. Also the punch sounds great I am going to try it soon!
Your Christmas quilt looks wonderful! It sounds like the Monique's ruler will work wonderfully on making the blocks. The Blog hop has been fun! I am going to mark your Blog as a favorite so I can come and visit it again!
This new ruler looks like it would make 1/2 square triangles so darn perfect….great invention. Thanks for the chance to win!
tamiquilts at att dot net
quilt cookie says
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your 12 Days of Christmas. Thanks for a chance to win the ruler.
PunkiePie (Jen) says
Ooooo. Love that setting on your 12 days. It's awesome! Thanks for the chance.
I am loving the tutorials for the Fit to be Quarter ruler and all the great ideas for using it. Thanks for sharing!
Love the Fit to be Quarter ruler and the sharing of ideas on how to use it. I'm commenting on this blog which should be July 7th.
This ruler looks like a great thing to have. Hope I win!!!
That is one wonderful ruler. I sure would like to win one. By the way, I am thoroughly enjoying the blog tour. What a great idea!
Love your blog. Have not used the ruler mentioned as yet, but would love to have one. Jan
The ruler looks wonderful! So does your quilt 🙂 thanks for sharing your punch!
This looks like a fabulous ruler, and I need all the help I can get making HSTs. Thanks for the chance to win one.
I'd love to win one of Monique's Fit to be Quarter rulers. Thanks for the chance!
Using the 1/4 square triangles for sashing posts was brilliant! It's the perfect look for your Christmas quilt.
I love punch. Your recipe looks fun and delicious to try.
Your Christmas BOM is looking very pretty!
Love your blog. Thanks for the chance to win a Fit To Be Quarter Ruler.
Your Christmas quilt is coming along beautifully. I'm so terrible because I haven't started mine yet. I've never tried Monique's ruler. I'm not sure if I've ever seen one before. It looks real nice. Thanks for the punch recipe. It sounds very good.
Howdy Sherri! I enjoy visiting your blog to get ideas for color/fabric combos. You have a great sense of color – eye candy for me!
A Fan From Austin, Texas
It looks like a great ruler. What a quick way to make a quilt.
Amanda Murphy says
Unbelievably I don't have this ruler, so I have to enter! Your quilt is lovely!
Would love one of these rulers. Thank you for the chance to win one.
I really love that Christmas quilt! I recently bought a squaring up ruler, but I don't think it was Monique's. Hers looks better and easier than the one I bought. I want one of hers!! Thanks for a nice blog hop.
Becky S. says
That ruler looks very handy! I would love to have it to make my FWQA blocks. Thanks for the chance to win.
The punch sounds yummy too!
Your Christmas quilt is darling! The quarter-square triangles are just the perfect touch for it. This ruler looks like a great addition to your "tools" 🙂 I would enjoy using it as well. Thanks for the recipe, sounds delicious.
Hi Sherrie, Thanks for the tutorial on quarter square triangles. I don't have on of the rulers, so I would be thrilled to win! BTW, I was working on the same quilt today. So much fun! Jana
Nancy B says
Thanks for the punch recipe and the chance to win the ruler. I enjoy your blog a lot!
Your quilt is beautiful! The ruler sounds fantastic, thanks for the chance to win one. nay417 (at) earthlink (dot) net
Thanks for the chance to win. I like the Christmas Quilt
Memaw and Papa says
Can't wait to try the recipe. Ruler looks good too! Thanks for sharing.
I love the christmas quilt! The punch sounds good, tto. I'll try it soon as it is very warm here.
I would like to try the ruler. Thank you for the chance to win.
Kim Walus says
I really like your Christmas quilt and I'm sure it will be loved every time you pull it our for the holidays.
Looks like a ruler that every quilter would use! I'd sure love to win it! Thanks for the giveaway!
I just joined the FWQA and would love the ruler to use for those blocks!
I love all your FW blocks so far!
Yummy punch recipe and thanks for the hints for the ruler!!
Am curious to try the ruler and thanks for the hints…always good when working with something new.
I'd love a ruler like that. I need all the help I can get. Thank you for the chance to win.
Loved your demo and explanation of using the ruler. Sounds like a "need to have" tool! Your punch recipe sounds refreshing – will have to try it!
Thanks for your tutorial on the ruler. I think that I would be able to achieve better blocks with it.
I'm having a party on Sunday for my mother's 88th birthday with most of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren here and your punch will be perfect for it. I *love* your Christmas in July quilt and would really love to win the ruler.
Gosh I love your quilt! And your comments (and pics) really made me covet that ruler, I must admit. Thanks for the opportunity!
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Lovely job on the quilt. grace at amnet dot net dot au
BillieBee (billiemick) says
Great ruler. Thanks for the chance to win and the recipe.
What a great notion! Thanks for the chance to win one and for the great recipe!
Que maravilla de trabajo, gracias por compartirlo.
Yummo Recipe! Thanks for sharing! I would love to win the ruler. Thanks for giving us the chance to win! And, thanks for taking part in this blog hop – it's been fun! HUGS… and stitches
That ruler sure looks like a great timesaver – and I have just the perfect pattern in mind! Thank you for this opportunity!
Your Christmas quilt came out great!
So glad you posted the tutorial for the ruler! Now I REALLY want to get one! Glad to have found your blog-I love your ideas, its great!!
This ruler sounds like it would be perfect for some of the quilts on my "To Make" list. Thanks for sharing and giving us the opportunity to get one.
Thank you for the recipe and the opportunity to win this new ruler! These blog hops are fun (and addictive!)