Today I am going to continue with more projects from the new book, Angles With Ease 2. If you missed part 1, click here.
In part 1 of the preview, I showed all the quilts that are made with the Triangler Ruler and strip units. Today, I am going to share the quilts that are cut from the ruler and strips of fabric (but the strips are not pieced). Are you with me so far? If that all sounds confusing, you can watch the You Tube video that I made to go with the first book, Angles with Ease. Click here to see the video.
Now back to the quilt –
The back cover of the books shows the “Monsters Not Allowed” and “Zig Zag” patterns.
It happens to be one of my favorite pictures from the book. I kinda liked this one too, but I decided that Max looks a little too expressive in this picture. I think he was about to eat the camera.
I designed the monsters to be Max’s baby quilt. The teeth are made using the ruler, which is why the design is included in this book.
I think it fits him. I am in no way calling him a monster, I just think every little boy should have a monster quilt (or fish or puppy quilts, for those of you who remember the previous baby quilts and fabric lines that I have done for my boys)
The Zig Zag quilt was made to match Carter’s room. I like this one because it is very quick to make and takes just 7 Fat Quarters.
The zig zag quilt also comes in a runner size and uses just eleven 10″ squares.
Next up, Vintage Stars.
This quilt features a new designer for Moda, Brenda Riddle. The fabric line is called Ambleside. I added the solid red to really make the stars pop.
The quilt comes in 4 sizes – Runner, wall (shown), throw, and twin. Just add a border to make a double bed size. Both the pinwheel block and the star points are made using the ruler.
The next quilt is called Dresden Chain. In this quilt, the ruler is used to make the Dresden wedges.
Typically, the Dresden block has lots of wedges. Sometimes lots of teeny, tiny wedges – which is why I have never made one before. I just know that I don’t have the patience to do it. This block has just 8 Dresden wedges. I can handle that!
The featured fabric line used in this quilt is called Flora and was designed by Joel Dewberry. Once again, my photos just don’t do the fabric justice. They are so pretty in person, but got a little washed out in my photos. (Full sun isn’t always helpful for taking photos)
This design comes in 4 sizes – Wall, Throw, Square, and Long Twin. Again – Just add a border to make the twin into a double bed size.
In the next 2 runners, the ruler is used to cut half hexagon shapes.
That shape (I called them Spools) can also be arranged like this –
You could also turn the half hexagons around so the long edges are facing each other. You would end up with hexagons, instead of spool blocks.
For the last design, I just cut tall triangles and arranged them like this –
If you aren’t sure about doing the binding around those angles, just click on the tutorials tab above. I’ve got several posts about binding inside and outside corners.
Lastly, this is the shot of the runners that I included in the book
I like seeing them all lined up like that. It makes me happy that I decided to add all the size options. It takes the math of all the designs and multiplies it by 5, but I think it is worth it. My poor brain has not recovered yet! I’m going to need lots of chocolate therapy.
Well, that’s all folk! Everything from the book. It’s a total of 12 designs and over 30 size options. I’d love to give away another copy with this post, so just leave a comment to be entered. Again, I’d love to hear what your favorite design is. My personal favorite is the Monsters, but I could be wrong. The winner from the first part of the preview was “Let it Snow.” To be honest, that was one that almost didn’t make the cut – which goes to show how much I know! (I ended up remaking it in new fabric and changing it up a bit so that helped.) Please share your thoughts – I really appreciate you all helping me with my “market research”.
Have a great weekend. I will be back early next week to announce the winners from both posts.
Click here to view part 1 of the preview.
The book is available now, so you should start seeing it at quilt shops soon. Market is in 2 weeks, so you will see a lot more of it after that. You can also click here to order.
If you are a shop owner, please come to our Schoolhouse at market to learn more about the book.