The pesky S-curve ruler

At our local guild quilt show….way back in 2019……I had purchased two S-curve rulers from a company called Angel Oak Stitchery.

Thinking that I KNEW how to use them, I set out to quilt a border on my Angela Walters’ Ruler FMQ Challenge quilt. This is what happened…….

By the way, if you heard that horrible noise that my machine was making in the video… needed to be oiled. A few minutes of my time and a few drops of oil and it was purring away again!!!

But, back to the S-curve……

I was happy with how it looked in the border, and two of the corners lined up perfectly……

Alas, the other ones were not as good!!!

I realize that I need to start planning those corners better and thinking about them long before I actually get to them!!!!

I am happy that I can add this ruler to my repertoire of usable designs!!!

She used MY pattern!!!….

Last week I posted about receiving blocks in the mail and today I want to tell you about a wonderful email that I received.

But first….the backstory…..

Back in January, I released my very first quilt pattern….. “Crumbs for the Geese”

I did not put it out for sale but rather, it would be a gift for anyone who signed up for my newsletter.

Now, this was the first time that I had ever written a pattern and I was a bit concerned that I hadn’t done a good job. I think that we all know THAT feeling!!

Over the past 10 months, a bunch of people had downloaded the pattern but, as far as I knew, no one had attempted the quilt.

BUT, last week I received an email from Charmaine with this photo attached…..

Didn’t she do a great job!!!

She told me that it will be donated to the Calgary Child Advocacy Center to give a young person some comfort. That makes it even better!!

As we corresponded further, she told me that she used scraps of fabric that were given to her from various sources and then used a specialty ruler to cut out the flying geese.

She also mentioned that she made the flying geese “wings” larger than needed and then used “Deb Tucker’s Wing-Clipper” ruler to trim the geese down accurately.

Like most of us quilters, she does love gadgets that help her be precise!!

Interestingly, later that same day, a friend wrote and asked if I had ever used any of the Deb Tucker rulers?

Well, that can’t be a coincidence!!

So, I have now ordered the Wing-Clipper and am looking forward to trying it soon. Stay tuned for a review of this tool.

Thank you Charmaine for your sweet encouragement!!!

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