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Monday, March 12, 2012


This UFO has been hanging over my curtain rob for over a year. I started it in 2010 and was really excited about it. Then I lost interest. I got bored with all the appliqué (I'm surprised to hear me say that too). Maybe it is because they were all the same blocks?
Whatever it was, I hung it up and used it as a curtain. I know, so disrespectful.

Well I've finally found some inspiration and decided to move forward.
Part of that was making the decision to do my own thing, making it up as I go.

So to start, I pulled out this really crazy ruler that my Grandmother gave me. I don't know how to use, but I'm making use of it.

We don't need fancy tools! Make it up as you go. That'll be my new motto. Of course if it doesn't work, ignore me.

After I drew some lines, I cut up a pile of basis stripes and pinned them down. Now the fun part, appliqué!

When I've finish, I'll show you another pic. Hopefully I'll discover a wonderful new technique using that strange ruler.

Take care, Brandie


Linda said...

What a unique looking ruler!!!! Looks like you are finding use for it! Im excited to see what you are working in!!!

Anonymous said...

Brandi, My grandmother was a tailor and I think I have one of those rulers as well. good job using it! Lizzie

Kelli Fannin Quilts said...

I'll be looking forward to seeing how your project turns out! :o) I have never seen a ruler like that.

LesQuilts said...

Hi! Lizzie is right, they are selling these rulers again, for home sewists who want to tailor or design their own clothes. I`ve also seen a ruler like it for laying out feathers for quilting. So, you have a 3-in-1 ruler! A freebie too from a cherished relative!
Win all the way around!
Enjoy! take care, Leslie

Jo said...

You loose interest in an appliqué project, odd :0) Beautiful stems! That ruler is great. Originally used for alterations, tailoring and clothing design. One like that is on Amazon for $18
Leslie has a great idea to use it for feathers! I use long flexible ones for window treatment design. They work on borders and feathers too.
Hope you are feeling better and staying warm with this chilly weather

Anita said...

What loose interes...oh, look, shiny. :) That's a dressmakers curve, it's used to create curved seams and sleeve heads. How fun that you've incorporated using it into quilting.

M and M plus 3 said...

Oh, I can't wait to see what your doing.