Design Wall Monday ~ More Noteworthy

Last week, I showed you these pieces that I had cut for a baby quilt. The squares actually need further cutting and to do that, I am using this nifty tool.
 I cut my triangles to finish at 2 inches. With the corners nipped, this can be done with a 2 1/2 inch strip.  So I place this tool on the square so that the top edge and the 2 1/2 inch marks are aligned with the sides of the square.

I use my rotary cutter to cut off the two corners like this.
See how nicely the triangles fit now? It only took one track of my audio book to trim these up. See those little left over triangles? I swept them into the bin!

Here is a pieced block.
And this is how I press my seams. One towards a triangle, and one towards the middle piece. This way the blocks can be arranged so that the seams  all nestle together neatly when piecing.
 This is the arrangement I am going for.
I have quite a few more blocks to go so I best get moving!

Linking up with Patchwork Times, Cooking Up Quilts, Em’s Scrap Bag

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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13 Responses to Design Wall Monday ~ More Noteworthy

  1. I’ve never seen that tool before. It makes a very interesting block. Were those triangle pieces cut with an accuquilt die? I like the colors you are using Katy, and look forward to seeing it all together. Thanks for linking to MCM!

  2. Linda Dutch says:

    Looking very pretty! It’s a version of the old doughnut pattern, yes?

  3. I purchased this Clipper Tool last month and am looking forward to using it. Thanks for the clear description of how to use it. The modified square coupled with the trimmed triangles makes sense to me! I am looking forward to sewing without frustration. Thanks!

  4. Cathy says:

    That is a nifty little ruler. Cute fabrics for a baby quilt.

  5. Cécile says:

    This triangle is magic ! I didn’t know it !!
    Love your baby quilt and its colours !

  6. Sandi says:

    That is so cool. I love the ruler and the quilt. Thank you. Hugs,

  7. Thanks for the great tute. I have been avoiding this pattern, but your steps show how easy and accurate it is. I’ll have to check out that ruler for myself at Prairie Sky. Thanks again.

  8. What a nifty ruler. Can’t wait to see more of this project.

  9. Nann says:

    What a great tool! I have a piece of tape on the bed of my sewing machine to guide that center line, but very often I’m a wee bit off. The clipper tool may be just the thing. I will now go look it up.

  10. Charlene S says:

    Interesting technique! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Em says:

    This will be a darling baby quilt. Thanks for linking up

  12. diane says:

    Very cool method! Love the result.

  13. helen says:

    This will be a most lovely quilt!
    Thank you for showing how you make it!
    Best wishes!

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