This sweet friendly face belongs to none other than that Lazy Girl herself, Joan Hawley. She is holding the Lazy Angle Ruler she designed for Creative Grids. The reason I wanted to review this ruler is because I'm one who does not like to have a "one wheel wonda" ruler (what I call a one purpose notion) they seem to be a waste of space. The Lazy Angle Ruler is definitely no "one wheel wonda" and thanks to Joan's demo blocks....I don't even have to make these up for my post....she did all my work for me. Now who is the Lazy one?
This is the Lazy Angle Ruler and I've been using it for my Hugs and Kisses Quilt (Julie Herman's Pattern).
This is Julie's version of Hugs and Kisses above and mine is below. I am using a Bali Pop and joining the strips for mine.
So....this is how you use the Lazy Angle Ruler:
You saw the templates Joan used in the video. Below you can see other templates that show how you can join any side seamed block (of the same size) making a huge variety of quilt patterns.
If you have some charm squares and you don't know what to do with them....here you go:
Strips left over? Here you go!
I think the designs you can make with this ruler are only limited by your willingness to play ...or if you are like me and want to buy the pattern....between Joan and Julie there are at least 14 patterns you can choose from.
I love the angles in some of these quilts. Typically a quilter would either be darn good at piecing or use paper piecing to get those sharp points......but not if you use the Lazy Angle Ruler :)
I hope you have enjoyed this post as much as I have enjoyed writing it!