Olfa 35th Anniversary Block + Giveaway!

OLFA asked if I would help design a 6.5″ unfinished block,
to be combined with the blocks of other designers and incorporated into
a 35th Anniversary Quilt for Houston Quilt Market this fall. How could I
resist? The only stipulation was that the block had to include yellow.
Remember that time my husband used my rotary cutter to cut into a frozen pizza, fresh from the oven? 

Yes, I’ve tried to erase that day from my memory as well. Until now, when I realized I could turn that memory into a quilt block for OLFA’s 35th Anniversary Quilt!

Olfa 35th Anniversary Block
This triangle block was easy and fun to put together, with some fabric scraps from Ann Kelle and Robert Kaufman. After improv piecing the triangle and sides, I used my new 6.5″ Frosted Advantage ruler to square it up. 
Olfa 35th Anniversary Block 
I then cut a few circles with my GO! Baby and appliqued a simple rotary cutter, modeled after my blue-and-yellow 45mm OLFA Splash rotary cutter. I’ve never owned a tiny rotary cutter before, so I’m excited to try out this 28mm OLFA sent in my goodie box.
Olfa Rotary Cutter Pin 
How cute is this little rotary cutter pin? Oh my, oh my! I will wear it like a badge of honor, after having survived the pizza cutter incident.
 Olfa Turns 35!


My friends at OLFA sent along a box full of goodies for me to try out, and they are offering a mini version of the kit you see here (including an OLFA rotary cutter and a small cutting mat)! If you’d like to enter the giveaway, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below. (Giveaway open in U.S. only.)

Good luck! And happy birthday OLFA!

a Rafflecopter giveaway



I’m Lindsay Conner, and welcome to my sewing home! I am a modern quilter, author, editor, pattern designer, wife, and mom. I use this space to share my latest projects, tutorials, and patterns!