I don't buy a lot of specialty rulers, but I was finally convinced that I needed the Easy Angle and Companion Angle rulers. (Thank you, Libby and Angela!)
Those were my first HSTs made with the Easy Angle ruler, and they turned out pretty good! (Haven't had a use for the other one yet.) Just like with any new tool, I need to get some more practice with this ruler - my preferred method for HSTs has been drawing the diagonal line on a square to make two at a time. This usually requires lots of trimming, which gets old fast! Hoping I can learn to make HSTs more accurately and cut out that trimming step!
Playing with a Scrappy Sprouts block -
I also liked finding out that I can order things from Joann.com, where these rulers were both on sale, and then pick my order up in the store for free!
Thanks also go to Karen, who posted about fusible tape to connect scrap pieces of batting - I found some of that at Joann's, too. I have lots of bits and pieces of batting to use up. I have zigzagged them together in the past, but was interested in trying something different.
At Costco a few weeks ago, I bought these plastic crafting totes to store some ongoing quilting projects.
I like that they are colorful and stackable! Here is one opened up to show my Floral Sawtooth stars project stash, and one 6" star that I made this week.
Notice the sticky note with dimensions and diagrams, lol! At least it won't get lost in some other pile!
After filling these five totes up, I realized that unfortunately, I could probably use another set of 5! :)
And, just in case you haven't done enough blog reading this week, I have one to recommend!
I loved this post on the blog, Cheeky Cognoscenti, (click on the blog name to get to the post) from earlier this week! Her take on what she calls Compulsive Creative Disorder. I think I probably fall into that category. I love trying new things, which often turns into starting a new project!
Hope you're having a wonderful week! Please join us over at LeeAnna's place, Not Afraid of Color, every Thursday, for our weekly sharing of favorite things.