Monday, March 21, 2011

Lazy Angle Sampler

Hmm I thought it was spring today?  We had almost lost most of our snow and then today got a huge dump of snow again!  Oh well, all the more reason to stay in and finish this little sample quilt top! 

I pulled out some Sentimental Journey left-overs from a couple of other projects and played with the Lazy Angle Ruler by Lazy Girl Designs.  This ruler is unlike any ruler I have ever used before - it uses all sides and both the front and the back of the ruler!  That took a little while for me to get my head around I can tell you - but how smart is Joan Hawley for thinking about the ruler in this way? 

Before I realized that I had to flip over to the back-side of the ruler I was more than a little frustrated with the process.  I was thinking - I've done so many of Joan's bag patterns before - why am I having so much trouble??  Then I picked up her companion book Lazy and Lovin' It again and actually did what Joan says to do in the book - which is read all the instructions first - duh!!!  I had done a light skim of some of the instructions at this point.  I'm usually able to dive right in but not this time - this time I had to do as I was told and read all of the instructions first LOL!  Then the ruler made sense and I could proceed - yey me!  I had to laugh at myself and it was a little humbling to have your frustrations be so completely of your own making LOL!  Ah well - at least I figured it out!

Now I can see that the possibilities for this ruler are endless!  The companion book Lazy and Lovin' It has 250 blocks in it!  250!  That's a lot of blocks in one book - and a lot of blocks for one ruler.  Very cool!

Now I just need to layer and quilt this Little Lazy Sampler!

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What are you all working on today?  Something new or a new finish?


Scrappy quilter said...

Oooh I love how that turned out. I think I might just look into checking that ruler out.

Wivi said...

I did the same mistake and have some bits laying around somewhere.