Do you know that the regular, long rectangular ruler that all quilters own is not that regular?? It can do more than cutting strips!
Those 30, 45, and 60 degree lines help you cut triangles.
How about these triangles of this block?
The big angle of this triangle measures 120 degrees and the other two angles measure 30 degrees.
You can cut them from strips in any width and here is how:
Place the ruler with the 30 degree line aligned with the bottom edge of the strip. Cut along the left edge of the ruler.
Flip the ruler (turn it on the other side) or use the other 30 degree marking line; align the 30 degree line with the bottom edge. Position the ruler so that its right edge is touching the top angle created previously (see the yellow arrow). Cut along the edge of the ruler.
You can make many designs with these triangles, here is one of them:
Also, the fabrics you choose play an important role and can change dramatically the look of a design.
How about this striped fabric?
I chose to make diamonds with these triangles and then turned them into rectangles – just to make piecing these blocks together quick and easy!
It seems these diamonds are painted!
I free motion quilted the whole quilt, including the straight lines around the diamonds (no ruler work).
This was an incredible experience! I already knew all the secrets of Y seams (from the previous projects) so sewing the blocks and piecing the top was fun, quick and easy. So fun that I am sewing another version right now!
Want to learn how to sew this quilt (and not only that)?
Check out the ILLUSIONS patterns here
Stay tuned! I hope tomorrow I will show you the new version!
Julia Fairchild says
Wow, Geta. This is amazing work. I love it!
Penny Hadd says
You do amazing work. Just love your ideas. And just ordered the 3 patterns with illusion included. I have someone in mind that I thing will love it. And cannot wait to begin this beauty. Thank you so much for all your wisdom. on quilting.
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Susan Shannon-Graves says
I bought a pattern in March and I have not received it yet. I left a message on Messager and have not received any reply .
Thank you for this post! I couldn’t even describe how much trying to figure this out on my own was frustrating me 🙂 so glad you shared this information! Love the beautiful quilts on this page too!