Today, it is my pleasure to share about the special block I designed to be included in the OLFA 40th Anniversary Quilt and Quilt Along.
When I shared the OLFA 40th anniversary celebration quilt a few weeks ago, I think many of you were able to quickly hone in on the block I designed. It’s my pleasure to introduce the Fabrication Block today, which can be seen just under 1979 in the second row in the quilt above.
I began quilting in high school and I started using an OLFA rotary cutter and cutting mat from the very beginning. I also happened to use OLFA rotary cutters and box cutters heavily in my time working in the aerospace engineering industry. Both when I worked for NASA and for a prototype aircraft company, I worked with composite materials, and OLFA rotary cutters were important daily tools.
To honor how my professional lives have been influenced by OLFA over the years, I created an applique block with an aircraft silhouette. Behind the airplane is a circle which can be viewed as a moon (another nod to my space background) or also viewed as a rotary cutting blade, which is used across such a wide array of industries.
To get the full tutorial to make your own Fabrication Block, you can find it on the OLFA Creates Quilt Along page today. If you make your own Fabrication Block, I would love to see your version, so tag me @quiltingjetgirl and be sure to use #FabricationBlock when sharing on social media.