Behind the scene: a beautiful Flex on Rails website.

I met Phil several years ago at Derailed, the (Denver Ruby on Rails user group, and for a long time he was curious about how Flex can be integrated with Rails, about the graphical possibilities that Flex offers, the advantages over plain HTML/CSS/Javascript. Then he told me Kacie, his wife, had an idea about a website. She is passionate about quilts and has an eye for details and excellence. Phil is a geek that loves Rails, Kacie loves quilts, it's like Quilting meets Web 2.0 and was born. In fact Phil and Kacie hired me to create a Quilt Builder that integrates with

Kacie had the vision for the whole concept, a simple to use quilt builder that removes lots of the hassle of calculating how much fabric of what color is needed and allows to play with blocks, shapes and colors. She drew a paper prototype that really highlights the tag line of their site" Innovating Traditional Quilting". offer much more than a Quilt Builder, it's a blog and a community centered around the art and craft of quilting. Over the last year I spent a couple of hours here and there, well a little more than that, to transform the paper prototype into a real Flex application. Rather than writing about what the tool does and how it does it, let's have a little look at behind the scene of the Quilt Builder with this video:

Behind the scene: a beautiful Flex on Rails website. from daniel wanja.

Check out for a video on how to really use the Quilt Builder and go try it out. As it's fresh out of the gates their may be a little quirks here and there, so please let me know what you find. So thank you Kacie and Phil for getting me on this project, it was really fun!

Enjoy, Daniel.

About Daniel Wanja

I can help create your next incredible application. I can mentor your developers, augment your team, build a proof of concept or create the whole application for you. I build Web and Mobile Applications with HTML5, AngularJS, Ruby on Rails and Node.js.


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