See? Not bad. But the video? Not so good. It's long, boring and rambly. Maybe I can shoot a different one soon. I'll add it to my To-Do list, the one that's got me so overwhelmed that I don't seem to be able to do anything. Ever have days like that? It's all part of my regular life with the addition of my big secret project, which hopefully will get to a point where I can either drop it or move it along in the next month or so.
Any who..... here are the rulers below that I used. The straight ruler I used to help get nice, straight lines for my triangles. The ruler along the top is a double "S" curve ruler by Rhonda Byer that can be ordered through Quilter's Rule. Her double "S" rulers are the ones used in Karen McTavish's book Custom Curves. I think they would benefit from more etched guidelines; the curves aren't identical so you've got to flip the rulers around and there's quite a bit of repositioning to do. I use some painter's tape to help mark the are of the curve I am using.
I used the half circle ruler for the curved crosshatching since the triangle was small. The regular curved ruler has too slight a curve for this size triangle. The rulers with the pegs are Fine Line Rulers from Accents in Design. The pegs and velcro hooks on the underside make them easier to use on a sitdown machine where the quilt and ruler need to move as a unit.
The half circle rulers don't have the handy 1/4 inch markings along the curve though, which is unfortunate. I had to eyeball my spacing. Though it came out nicely.
My hubby is home this weekend (did I mention he's been working on an out-of-town project for the past 6 weeks with at least that many to go?) and I'm hoping to talk out some of my plans and such with him and try to get things workable before I go bonkers.
I am hoping to re shoot the video soon and make some new ones too!
Enjoy your weekend and practice your free motion, even if it's just some doodles!
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