When the folks at Olfa asked if I would like to try out one of their new Splash rotary cutters and blog about it, I just couldn't say no! The name "splash" and the fun color scheme had me hooked immediately. I have a quilt called Splash (shown below, it's a pattern in Sunday Morning Quilts) that matches the new cutter exactly. That is pretty fun!
I've been using the rotary cutter for a month or so and I'm loving it! It features a quick change blade, which is super simple to use. I tried it out just to see how it works (not because my blade was dull) and I like the ease of use. The cutter is light weight, but still sturdy. The contoured handle is wonderful! I cut with both my left and right hands intermittently and it works equally well in both. (Dare I say that only lefties can truly appreciate that?) Last but not least, did I mention that I love that it's aqua? Oh, I probably did. :)
I usually dread cutting, but between a cute new cutter and my new counter height cutting table, (see below) I've actually started to enjoy the process. In fact, I've started a few new habits. Whenever I cut for a project, I cut out a few extra 3" squares. When I'm ironing, I'll grab a scrap or two out of one of my many scrap baskets, press them, cut out a few 3" squares and add them to the pile. Between those two new habits, eventually I'll have enough squares to sew together into a quilt.
It's kind of like leaders and enders, but on the cutting front. It's a (feeble?) attempt to get my scraps under control. Because there is a teeny tiny chance that I might possibly have a scrap problem. Maybe. :)
Anyway....I'm happy to tell you that I also have a new splash rotary cutter to give away to one of my readers! If you would like to throw your name in the virtual hat, please leave me a comment at the end of this post. In your comment I'd like to hear one thing that you are looking forward to this week. I'll pick a winner in a few days. Thanks so much for taking the time to read my blog. I appreciate it very much. And as always....
Happy Monday to you!
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Cute cutter, and what a fun giveaway!
I'm looking forward to finishing up a doll quilt, and a few quilt guild challenge blocks!
Oh..I love the colour of that cutter too!!
I am looking forward to seeing my daughter. We are going out to Calgary to help her with the flood recovery. Her apartment was totally underwater, and she is pretty devastated. So even a few hugs will help!
nice cutter! I am looking forward to a break in the heat - it has been super duper hot!
I am really looking forward to having the house all painted and the back yard free again for the dogs. Also I am working on a Sunday Morning quilt and look forward to getting more blocks done so I can have a quilt. Thanks for your book, It has really helped me get back into quilt making. Love it. Susann
Yes on the lefty love of using a cutter in either hand. I am looking forward to hearing about a house we may buy...
I am hopefully looking forward to the Bernina tech's phone call saying my machine is being discharged from the hospital.
I'm looking forwar to going on a school trip to the Toy museum this week with my children's class. There's a doll's house just like one I had there, it was made for me by my father.
I am off after tomorrow for most of the next two weeks (1 night shift in the middle). So I am looking forward to some hardcore sewing time! email@example.com
Love the cuteness of the rotary cutter! What a good idea to cut out squares as you're cutting up for other projects! You'll have enough for a quilt in no time!
I'm looking forward to a few days without rain. We have had rain alot this summer and I would really like to work in my yard. I am also looking forward to finishing a quilt for my mom, I am soooo close. Would love to win the "splash" as I have lefty quilter friends who come over to sew and I don't have a cutter they like to use.
It's so cute! I'm looking forward to seeing friends I haven't seen for 3 years because they moved to Japan and we moved to Italy, but now we're both back in AZ! Thanks for doing a giveaway!
I am looking forward to our local Modern Quilt Guild mtg..Only the 3rd mtg, so now we pay dues, sign up and enjoy meeting new friends. Thx for a chance to win..
It matches your Splash quilt perfectly! I would like to see my Dad get our of the hospital this week... Love your blog :)
I'm looking forward to my birthday!
A quick change blade - I am interested!
I am looking forward to bike rides with my husband, if it doesn't rain! thanks for the give-away!
I'm looking forward to going to the drive-in movie with our family. :)
I am looking forward to eating the cheese and tomato quiche that I just made - it smells so yummy!! Oh and enjoying the sunshine which is rare for us here at this time of year!!!
Thanks for the chance! I'm actually looking forward to my intro post on plum+june's new blogger blog hop (now that I've finally finished writing it!)
I am looking forward to date night! My husband only has Tuesday nights off in the summer, so that is "our" time. This week there is a good movie at the cheap theater and we have a free gift card for dinner. Fun times!
I'm looking forward to taking a raspberry cream pie to sewing with 5 of my friends. I'd love to win!
Love Olfa's rotary cutters and this one is too stinking cute ;-) This week I am looking forward to playing with/learning to use my featherweight. I have a retreat to prepare for ;-)))
I am really looking forward to sharing a Work in Progress that I hope to have finished by Friday!
And I so need a new cutter :)
You had me at "leftie"!!!
I'm looking forward to another day on the mend after surgery and hopefully that will mean some time in my sewing room. A new cutter would make it perfect!
Oh, that cutter is pretty cute...just like your quilt! I'm looking forward to a trip to pick up a quilt that is being quilted for me!
Looking forward to finishing a baby quilt for a friend. I would love to win this cute rotary cutter.
very cute cutter! i'm looking forward to relaxing at home this week. maybe get a little sewing done. Our "vacation" last week wore me out :)
I'm heading out to see my dad in South Dakota. Got a good book on cd and I'm ready to hit the road (from Madison).
Looking forward to finishing a Dr Seuss quilt for my grandson BEFORE his birthday!
Thanks or the giveaway
we are looking forward to our 30th wedding anniversary!
I am going to the Sisters Outdoor QuiltbShow for the first time. Super excited.
Looking forward to my folks coming in from our of town on Friday for a visit with their grandbaby!
I'm looking forward to starting hand quilting on a quilt that my mother pieced many years ago. I just have to get it pinned first! HA!
Hoping to finish sewing the rows of my quilt together and start piecing the borders.
I'm looking forward to making a trial Peppa Pig cake for my daughters 3rd (yikes!) birthday next month :)
Aqua is good! I'm knee deep in garden and hope to fit sewing in some time this week!
My birthday is Thursday, I'm looking forward to my birthday gift - a silhouette cutter. Thank you for the chance to win a new cutter.
I am looking forward to my family's annual cookout this Sunday. Always a lovely day with family and good food. And after a week of no quilting due to poison ivy covering my arm, I am looking forward to sewing!
And I love aqua too - thanks for the giveaway.
i am looking forward to sewing on my new Janome Horizon 8900!
Looking forward to friends staying in the holidays
Love that rotary cutter, thanks for the chance to win. I look forward to getting some sewing done this week. I like how the rotary cutter and your quilt match.
Trying to finish a Christmas quilt for Christmas in July. I just saw the new cutter this week - it looks great and I love the color.
I just finished my husbands quilt top so I am putting it together and quilting it. I am hoping to have it finished for his birthday on the 14th.
I love the idea of cutting up
Looking forward to a girl night with friends on Wed. The movie "Heat" and dinner our. Perfection!
I am looking forward to starting a quilt for my adult son's cat Archie.
Dreams come true! an aqua cutter, yay! matches "your" splash to perfection. Tks fr the chance, xxx
I love the new color of the cutter! I am looking forward to the birth of my 4th child, second girl at the end of the week.
I'm looking forward to spending time with my granddaughters. So much fun! The rotary cutter looks great. Thanks for the giveaway.
I love the aqua cutter! I am looking forward to my machine quilting bee meeting this week!
What a great looking cutter. I am looking forward to spending a week with my four grand kids who I only see twice a year.
I love the color of the rotary cutter!
I'm looking forward to getting some freezer meals prepped before our baby is born in a few weeks!
This week? Getting ready to move to MT...again! It will be a goood week!!!!
Cute cutter! I'm looking forward to eating at a new BBQ restaurant in town.
looking to get some summer dresses for the grands done! Thanks for the giveaway
It looks like a really cute cutter - I am already an Olfa fan so I'm sure it's great. Thanks for the chance to win!
Neat giveaway--I am lookiorward to having a quick trip to Cape Cod to stay with friends this week...and to getting my new computer Julierose
I am looking forward to hearing the stories from my boys as they return home from Boy Scout camp each day
I am looking forward to going to an amusement park with the boyfriend on wednesday. I'm so excited that I might not be able to sleep till then.
So I'm in line at Joann's and a lady asks me if I ever buy things I don't need. I said, "Oh yeah. See that pretty rotary cutter, I don't need it, but I will buy it someday just because it is pretty." Now I might get to win it! I shared Sunday Morning Quilts with my mom. She is 85 and is making slabs to make a bin or two.
I am looking forward to my step-daughter's birthday tomorrow... Cake! :-). Thanks for the giveaway, that cutter is super cute!
Thnx for the review. I keep looking at this cutter--I don't NEED a new one......I'm so looking forward to our camping trip to the coast this weekend......it's more meaningful than in previous years since we just moved away fom Puget Sound area and are now living in the arid central part of Washington.
I'm looking forward to some much needed rain for my garden and a break in the heat. I like the simpleness of the new cutter.
I very much need a new rotary cutter! I am looking forward to getting together with some quilty friends this week and sewing for a few hours!
I love the turquoise and orange,so bright and fun! I am looking forward to walking the Sisters, Oregon Quilt show with my girls on Saturday.
That cutter is adorable! I'm looking forward to playing with my new machine!!! Yay!
Llooking forward to two days with my 3 year old grandson. No quilting though when he's around!
Here its school holidays and I'm looking forward to having my nephew for a sleepover with my son. They get along so well that I get way more done with him here!
Mydaughterhas summer preschool this week and I hope to get her a couple dresses made for her bday.
I'd love a new rotary cutter. And so cute and colorful!
What a fun giveaway! I have been eyeing this cutter on many blogs. I am looking forward to my grandaughters birthday she will be three!
I am looking forward to my birthday this Thursday. I am going to visit a quilt shop and a yarn store that day. Can't think of anything better! Love the new cutter and always look forward to reading your blog!
I'm looking forward to cooler weather! Thanks for the chance!
I love that rotary cutter! The colors are so much better than the yellow and black! I am looking forward to driving into Dallas with my mom tomorrow and we are planning on stopping at a super cute modern fabric shop!
Looking forward to my son's birthday, and also enjoying sewing on my current quilt..a Marcelle Medallion.
That cutter is so cute!
I've been dying to try one of these but haven't seen them in the shops here! Thanks for the chance, AJ!
Love the color! I'm looking forward to a BBQ with my new inlaws!
Looking forward to my son's first swim lessons!
I'm looking forward to finishing organizing my basement. (Mostly because then I can spend my spare moments trying out free motion quilting.)
I'm looking forward to spending the weekend at our cottage with my parents.
I love this cutter and since I need to replace mine I would love to be the winner. This week I am looking forward to less rain. Our area has had more rain this year than we have had in the past three years.
I am on a business trip right now, so I'm looking forward to returning to my family.
Cute colors! This week I am looking forward to watching my son learn to swim. He started his lessons today and did so well - I'm excited to see how far he will go with 9 more lessons.
That Olfa rotary cutter looks awesome! Sure would love to win it! What am I looking forward to this week? Spending the week with my family and not having to work!
MMMMM Bell practice. I have a Handbell Group of 6 of us ladies and we have so much fun playing. We are playing in church in 2 Sundays. Can't wait. Thanks!
I'm looking forward to helping some friends with the hay making tomorrow evening!
I am looking forward to Wednesday when I don't have to go to work and I can quilt.
I'm looking forward to starting a new HST chevron quilt using a beautiful Riley Blake charm pack I got last week!
I'm really looking forward to a visit from my daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter from Illinois.
I am looking forward to sleeping in!
Ooooo that looks so cute!!! I'm leaving for DC for a 16 day vacation, I'm looking forward to that
I'm looking forward to my anniversary dinner tonight, watching a bike race on Wednesday night and, next week, taking two workshops from Cheryl Arkison! Thank you for the giveaway!
paulamb at shaw dot ca
That's a pretty summery looking cutter. And lefty friendly too. I think I really need a new one.
that cutter is so cute!
i'm looking forward to stitching with friends on saturday :)
I am looking forward to finishing a very bright colorful baby quilt. It looks like a great "lefty" cutter.
Looking forward to summer weather and friends! Thanks for the chance to win, looks like a great cutter.
Looking forward to summer weather and friends! Thanks for the chance to win, looks like a great cutter.
Love the cutter. I'm looking forward to spending a little fabric shopping time with my sister .
Love that new aqua colored cutter! I'm looking forward to the weekend, and going on vacation to the Oregon coast. It's been a couple of years since we've gotten away, due to health issues. And looking forward to all the quilt shops along the way-- and new ideas!
I am looking forward to my husband getting some job news (hopefully). Every week I think that this is the week we will find out what we're doing, but I think this might actually be the week!
A quick change blade is a good inovation. I have a rough time with blade changining!
I am looking forward to Contra dancing tomorrow night.
Love the idea of cutting 3 inch squares as you go along. I am looking forward to meeting with my quilty friends for coffee, later this week. Thanks for the chance to win a new cutter!
Would love to have the cutter. Anything to make the process easier, right?
Looking forward to my DiL's report after her doctors appointment tomorrow. Twelve days (or less) til grand baby #1 arrives!!
I love the color! I am looking forward to surprising my two daughters with newly painted rooms and new quilts while they are away at 4-H camp! So very excited!!
I am headed on vacation, where I get to sew!!
Fun giveaway! I'm going to see Bob Dylan in concert this week!
I am looking forward to cutting on my new table! It's not cutting height..but so much better than the floor!!
I am looking forward to cutting on my new table! It's not cutting height..but so much better than the floor!!
I'm looking forward to receiving a small package of worsted weight yarn and a couple of crochet hooks. I've always wanted to learn to crochet ... I think I'm ready now!
What a great looking cutter. I am looking forward to cutting into some vintage sheets that I found. They are in the washer now.
Wednesday evening, and my quilt group - I am trying to finish some screen bags for gifts later this summer
I'm looking forward to some uninterrupted sewing time this weekend. It's been a hectic week and I need some alone time.
I get to fly out to Kellowna, BC for a family reunion! First one ever! So excited!!
I'm looking forward to finishing the binding on a quilt after having lunch with a friend tomorrow. ~Jeanne
Thanks for the fun giveaway! I'm looking forward to finishing up a "Texas"-themed quilt top for my son and a road trip to DFW this weekend.
I just painted my kitchen teal!! I love the color. I am looking forward to finishing a plumbing job i started this weekend something we have been putting off for 3 years!!!
That looks like a great cutter and oh so pretty! This week I am looking forward to visiting with my mom, sister, and niece!
It's hard not to want one of these cutter, considering the color is so adorable.
Let's see, this week I am looking forward to the arrival of my first grandson!!!! Any day now! It's like my best ever birthday and most awesome Christmas all rolled into one!
Thanks for the chance to win the Olfa rotary cutter! I'm looking forward to a vacation day tomorrow. Taking my mother-in-law and father-in-law to Farm Technology Days in a local community.
I have one quick change Olfa rotary cutter that I bought to use with special cutting blades. I absolutely love it, and would so like one for my regular blade. Thank you for the chance to win one.
This new tool is so cool!! I think that I could use an updated rotary cutter :-)
This week I am looking forward to a trip to the city!! It'll be a real treat to go to a few nice restaurants!
I would love a new cutter! I am looking forward to finishing the backing to my first quilt and starting the quilting process!
I'm looking forward to a quilt shop hop in southwest and central VA
Love the new splash cutter. I'm looking forward to the fact that this is the last week of swim meets. I hope that doesn't sound bad but I've been doing this for 15 years.
I always like to read a review on new products before I buy them. Thanks for the chance to win a new cutter!
This week I am looking forward to having my Mom and all three of my sisters come to my house north of Toronto for a visit!
I just did a BIG fabric shop today so I am looking forward to playing with my purchases this week. That cutter would come in handy to cut it all up!
This week, I'm looking forward to getting some of my quilt tops sandwiched and ready for quilting. Then the quilting will begin!
I'd love a new rotary cutter. I am attending a retreat in a couple weeks and I look forward to cutting out a couple quilts to take and make. I also look forward to dropping 3 t-shirt quilts off to my fave machine quilter.
I'm looking forward to camping, our first time out with our 8month old and 3year old together!
Looking forward to Thursday and the Orthodontist, I get to pick a new color for my braces and I love to use color
Definitely a fun, cheerful rotary cutter! I'm a righty, but cut with both hands and would love to try this one out. And I'm looking forward to my quilting bee on Tuesday night! I haven't seen enough of my quilty peeps this Summer.
Thanks for the chance to win that cute cutter! This week I am looking forward to a break in the humidity. I don't mind hot weather, but I don't like sticky.
I am looking forward to my 23rd anniversary this weekend. I am also hoping to get the borders on two quilts this week.
A new washer..I can't wait to have one that works normal again.
I'd love a cute new cutter. This week I'm looking forward to cleaning up and organizing my sewing room.
Going to Chicago for our first family vacation since having kids. Should be a good time! Thanks for the opportunity.
This week I am looking forward to sewing in my NEW SEWING ROOM! My son left home & now I have a huge space to sew in and a new rotary cutter would be an awesome addition! Thank you!
My friend is having a book launch on Sunday for her book "SuperGal vs God". So excited for her! Thanks!
Sew this would be a BIG splash...should I win! Thnx.
I'm headed to the beach this Friday for a week of "toes in the sand"!! AND my sewing machine is going with me! A new splash cutter would be the icing on the cake!
Trying to get my scrap bin sorted out! Could use a cute cutter if my own! :)
I am looking forward to the county fair this week. I am a huge fan of the 4h program.
I couldn't even tell you how old my current Olfa cutter is, so the idea of getting a new one makes me all excited!!!
Boy has it been hot in California this week (over 105) so I'm looking forward the weekend when it is forecasted to be in the 90's!!!!
What a fun cutter!
Every time I replace a new blade in my cutter, I'm as thrilled as Christmas!
I love the colour of the cutter too! And your new cutting table looks really handy. Keep taming those scraps! And thanks for the giveaway!
I am looking forward to a visit from my daughter! We have hand dying plans.....so excited!
Loving the aqua! I'm researching fabrics for a quilt for my first grand baby, due November!
Really cute cutter. Thanks for the chance to win! I won't be doing too much sewing this week. It's our county fair and I volunteer for 4-H so I will be there. And my grandchildren can't wait to come to "Grandma's Fair!" They look forward to it every year.
im looking forward to my vacation!
I'm looking forward to having a chance to work on a little bit of FMQ for a small project I am trying to finish up!
Thanks for sharing your quilting posts and the chance to win, AmandaJean. I could really use a decent rotary cutter! I am looking forward to continuing the quilting work on my Oh My, Scrappy Stars! quilt.
I'm looking forward to sewing since I was away for the long holiday weekend with no sewing!
I am really hoping that today's migraine doesn't turn into a days long one. Not really a great hope but right now its all I got!
I want one! My arthritis means I almost never change my blade...plus I'm chicken of cutting myself :)
This week I'm making a special cake for my parents 25th wedding anniversary party and other last minute things
I saw that cutter somewhere recently and loved the colour! I'm looking forward to camping at the end of the week and working on some handsewing - why did I prep WOOL? We're in a heat wave here...
ohboy, I do love the aqua! What a fun name, too! This week I am looking forward to, well, to the week being over. This is my last full week of work. I work 2 days next week and then it's retirement, here I come! Love your idea of working in your scrap blocks while cutting...little by little requires almost no thought, doesn't it?
Thanks for the great giveaway. I have been reading about this cute rotary cutter all over blog land and I really want to try using one. I look forward to a full quilting day this week with no interruptions.
I am looking forward to Friday and heading to the lake with a bunch of teenagers! It should be fun!
What I am looking forward to this week is getting my machine out of the shop--where it has been for a month waiting for the correct part to come in!!! I miss my Husky Mega Quilter!! Thanks for the opportunity.
I love the idea of just cutting a few extra squares each time...I may have to get into that habit to make a dent in my stash.
Awesome, I'm looking forward to finishing an embroidery sampler :-). Thanks for the chance!
Love the colorful rotary cutter! Thanks for the opportunity to win one!
My mom is having a stress test tomorrow and I can't wait for it to be over and to know the results! I hope everything goes well!!
I'm looking forward to basting and quilting my latest quilt, hopefully tomorrow!
I love the color of this rotary cutter..it's perfect!
Ooh! I have a 12 year old leftie that it would be perfect for! Pick me!
Looking forward to Friday! (Aren't we all?) :)
i'm looking forward to the massage i have scheduled for Friday! much needed :) and hope to get some quilting done this weekend too!
The pool! I already have this cutter but if I win I have a friend I'd love to give it to. We both have new ironing board covers that are blue with yellow fabrics, so this rotary cutter is the perfect match!
I'm looking forward to a family bike ride on Friday. Just got the baby a bike seat.
My company is having a social event. Usually I am too shy to go but this time I am putting my "big girl" pants on and going.
I am finishing a baby quilt. It will be done by Friday.
I am finishing a baby quilt. It will be done by Friday.
what a cute cutter and I like the quick change option. Im looking forward to a few days away at the end of this week with my hubby - no sewing tho...:(
I'm a lefty too! I have 2 quilts to bind - looking forward to some couch time with them and the DVR
Would love to win a "Splash"! I'm looking forward to completing my jury duty service in just one more day! A very serious responsibility for my beloved country, but most stressful.
Beth in AL
Thanks, I'm looking forward to a quieter week. Non stop activity from last Thursday to Sunday, phew!
Great colours...both your quilt and the rotary cutter. I am looking forward to the end of this working week and catching up with 2girlfriends for coffee on Saturday.
Nothing beats cutting like a cool cutter & sharp blade!
I'm looking forward to each day this week - recovering from surgery 3 weeks ago, so each day I feel better and closer to getting back to normal!
Ooh, I'm looking forward to being at the pool everyday this week for my son's swimming lessons! It's a win win situation!
I love you idea of cutting out the 3" squares. I may have to start doing that!
I'm looking forward to putting the final border on my quilt top and maybe starting the quilting. I'm also looking forward to finishing a big project at work. Busy week! I would love to win the cutter. Thanks for the chance.
Cool! I love the cutter color. I haven't treated myself to a new cutter in 10 years! :-)
I'm looking forward to packing and getting organized for retreat!!!!
A scrap problem? Nooo, look at it as a scrap 'gift'. You are gifted in your scrap abundance. Cute cutert, fun giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.
My in-laws arrive Saturday from Belgium. It's been 11 months since we last seen them and we're happily awaiting their arrival!
The cutter is a pretty color and the shape does look comfortable!!
I'm spending more time cooking than crafting this week but I'm looking forward to making some of the family faves.
I have adopted the Craft Thursdays idea into our summer itinerary and honestly, I'm not sure who's more excited-- me or the kids!
I'm looking forward to the weekend, when I can get some real sewing time in!
The splash cutter is so cute!
the color alone makes me want to try this new cutter! i'm looking forward to being able to talk to a good friend this week as it's been months since we've talked 'live'.
I made my first Swoon block today. Looking forward to making another one this week!
I am looking forward to getting the rest of my mulch into my flowerbeds!!
I'm looking forward to swimming with my kids. Thanks for the chance!!
I'm looking forward to a nap on Saturday :)
This week I am heading to cooler weather in CO! Vacationing with three other families and will be cookig three meals a day for 20! It is a lot of work but so much fun.
I am looking forward to another week of sun, reading, and quilting! Thanks for sharing!
My brother, SIL, and two nephews are coming to visit at the end of this week. I am definitely looking forward to that. Haven't seen them since last summer!
what a cute cutter I love aqua...I am looking forward to a weekend away with my friendship quilting group.LindaB
I am looking forward to my quilt guild meeting and some inspiring show and tell!
I'm looking forward to a family wedding on Saturday & giving the bride a tablecloth of her grandmother's (who is deceased) that I made into a picnic quilt! I love how it turned out!
My kids are off school, and every day I look forward to hanging with them this summer.
Fun post! Would love one of these. That is a great way to cut down on your scraps! (pun intended) =)
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