Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I'm in love...


And because I'm a quilter, the object of my affection is a piece of clear plastic.  I'm in the midst of designing a collection right now so sewing time is at a premium.  While at my local shop, I picked up a "Lazy Angle Ruler".  It makes complex-looking blocks so quick and easy.  I took some Ambrosia scraps and made sets of 4 (6-1/2") squares, and then sewed them together to make 12-1/2" blocks.  They are addictive.  I chose  to make the finished blocks 12-1/2" square, because then I can break it down into a 9-square and 16 square layout as well.  But look at the possibilities with just a simple 2-piece 4 square block...







I tried a couple 3-piece 4 square blocks as well.



I hope to sew a few blocks each week so that, by early next year I have enough to make an Ambrosia Sampler Quilt.  A simple, fun project.  If you see one of these rulers, be sure to pick it up! 

Happy sewing!
Amanda

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4 Comments:

At November 17, 2010 at 10:31 AM , Anonymous Joan Hawley said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! The blocks look divine dressed in your beautiful fabrics! Great job!

 
At November 17, 2010 at 12:04 PM , Blogger Tracee said...

What a nifty ruler. If I see one of these I will definitly pick pick it up. Thanks for the show and tell.

 
At November 17, 2010 at 2:08 PM , Blogger Lee Ann said...

That is a cool ruler! I'll have to add that to my wish list! Thanks for sharing that. And, by the way, lovely blocks!

 
At November 21, 2010 at 7:20 AM , Blogger Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

i just got the same ruler.. and it is kinda addicting!!

 

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And because I'm a quilter, the object of my affection is a piece of clear plastic.  I'm in the midst of designing a collection right now so sewing time is at a premium.  While at my local shop, I picked up a "Lazy Angle Ruler".  It makes complex-looking blocks so quick and easy.  I took some Ambrosia scraps and made sets of 4 (6-1/2") squares, and then sewed them together to make 12-1/2" blocks.  They are addictive.  I chose  to make the finished blocks 12-1/2" square, because then I can break it down into a 9-square and 16 square layout as well.  But look at the possibilities with just a simple 2-piece 4 square block...







I tried a couple 3-piece 4 square blocks as well.



I hope to sew a few blocks each week so that, by early next year I have enough to make an Ambrosia Sampler Quilt.  A simple, fun project.  If you see one of these rulers, be sure to pick it up! 

Happy sewing!
Amanda

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