Its cold and rainy today. I'm supposed to be off today, but I ventured into work to be sure My Guy didn't have to face today's lunch time trivia competition on his own. The rest of our 4 person team is off today and he'd have been on his own. We didn't win, but we held our own, hopefully we are still in second place after today's round.
I've spent the rest of the day watching over Drama Teen who had her wisdom teeth out yesterday. She's doing pretty well. I was going to post a picture of her from yesterday showing how out of it she was, and then decided that really wasn't fair. She's hurting more today then she did yesterday, so I brought home some new movies for this afternoon to help her keep her mind off of it. So far she's taken a couple of Tylenol tablets, but none of the pain medication the doctor prescribed for her. Thanks for all the well wishes
In between reminding DT to take her antibiotic and making sure she has something that she can actually eat without really eating, I've been upstairs stitching. Last year one of my goals was to make a quilt using one of my specialty rulers. I've got a whole rack of those "special" rulers that pretty much just gather dust. I have good intentions, but for some reason, I never get around to learning how to use any of them. Well that was true up until last month. The blocks in my Christmas Angels quilt use 4.5 inch Triangle in a Square blocks. I was contemplating making all 48 blocks I needed by paper piecing them, but that didn't sound like a lot of fun. I was reorganizing the sewing room one afternoon and found this.
I struggle with templates, so I wasn't sure these rulers would work. But I gave it a go. I cut out my triangles using the ruler on the right and made the side triangles from 3" x 6" rectangles.
Then starting assembling the blocks.
You line up the cut off tip of the equilateral triangle with the first right triangle. Stitch and then line up the second right triangle with the the tip created by the first.
Finally you use the ruler with the triangle traced on it to trim the block.
Repeat that 48 times and one has all the Triangle in a Square blocks needed for a whole quilt.
I like these two little rulers. I have no clue where I came across this ruler set, but the The Quilt in a Day web page shows they are available for order . So not quite a year later, I finally met my 2012 goal of using at least one of my specialty rulers. Maybe I need to pick out another one from the rack and design a quilt using it. Sounds like a goal for next year.