Me? Nothing much…but a new tool

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):

Corner Beam ruler, have you tried it yet?
Corner Beam ruler, have you tried it yet?

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:

Just two play blocks was enough to convince me that this purchase was a good one!
Just two play blocks was enough to convince me that this purchase was a good one!

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?

  • Bill V.

    Oooh, I like it. There’s potential for fun play with those angles. I have a vintage quilt that reminds me of it. Will post it up on FB.

    • Lori East

      I think it has potential too, Bill. That quilt ofyours would be so easy with this…which, of course, sets the little wheels in my brain in motion.