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  • Sarah Marcina

Merope Star & Ruler Play

Well, it is Monday morning. Yes, I have those Monday blues. I don't want to do the dishes or sweep the kitchen floor, although it is a must. Know what I mean? This morning I was thinking about a verse that will define my year to come, "Romans 8:28." I believe this because of the way 2017 ended. A LOT happened. I could feel changes happening, and now many of them are coming to pass.

I am playing around with my fairly new triangle rulers while working on the Pleiades Quilt Challenge. This is certainly becoming an adventure. So here we go...

I have four:

-Folded Corners Ruler by Doug Leko

-Essential Triangle Ruler by Bonnie Hunter

-Easy Angle Ruler by Darlene Zimmerman

-Companion Ruler by Darlene Zimmerman

I will be focusing on the Essential Ruler and Companion rulers today as I believe they will be the most beneficial.

Bonny Hunter Essential Triangle Ruler: I used this to cut triangles from a strip of fabric measuring 4.5" I have cut 3 triangles of each fabric. I am working on the first step of joining two triangles together to make a half triangle. They are huge! Since we are doing a lot of strip work I think it may be a fabric saver in the long run not cutting large squares with sub-cuts as recommended.

This is what they looked like when the other triangle (which is cut the correct size per directions) is laid over top. When put together, the match up perfectly tip to tip.

Companion Angle by Darlene Zimmerman: The ruler did an awesome job squaring up. So much easier than using my 6" x 6" ruler. On the other hand, it took awhile to figure what line I should use to get the right sized square. I put my square ruler down first and then the companion angle over the top. It made it easier to find the line. Still a little confusing, but in the end I am happy with how the block looks.

Here's my final block:

I'm pretty happy with it. I'm onto hand quilting it since I am doing Quilt as You Go.

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