Happy Friday! What are you up to? Me? Nothing much, but I am wondering how Friday got here so fast? I have been climbing a pile of paperwork all week, and finally got it all organized. That is a slow task for me, but now comes the actual DOING of all of that work. I would way rather play with fabric than paper, but you know, sometimes you just have to do what you have to do.
I did get a few minutes to play though. When I was in the quilt shop last week I found a new tool (at least it’s new to me):
You can probably find Deb Tucker’s Corner Beam at your local quilt shop (I did), but if not, you can order one here (no affiliate).
I haven’t spent a lot of time with it, but I learned that I can do what I was hoping to…that is, to make a triangle-in-a-square, with the triangle radiating from the corner, without paper-piecing. I don’t mind paper-piecing, but in this case, I just didn’t want to have to do it.
I ended up just making two blocks:
No, they aren’t perfect (argh, those center seams could drive me crazy if were actually planning to use these). The good news is that the ruler does exactly what I wanted. Hooray! After I cut the first few pieces, following the directions in the package, I realized there was also a video showing how to cut your pieces. Honestly, you could use either set of directions and get a great result. It’s super easy!
Have you bought any new tools lately?