My new 60 degree ruler finally came and it ROCKS!! It makes cutting the triangles for my hex quilt a breeze. It enables me to cut 5 triangles at a time....amazing. Since this was the first time I purchased anything but a straight ruler, I didn't really know if I would like it or not....and honestly I don't like it, I LOVE it. I am in awe of how easy it makes the whole process. Now, what I am not happy with (as I mentioned before) is the jelly roll. As soon as I started cutting I knew that it was the worst purchase choice (and will not be repeated). I am going to try to increase my seam allowance to ensure that the patterns match up properly, but I am not sure that it will correct the fact that the strips were cut so poorly. I have already deemed this quilt a beach quilt and that made me feel much better about the flaws that are sure to appear. My biggest fear is that because some of the triangles are smaller than they should be, that the centers will not close properly. O'well...all it really means is that I will have to make a second one, right?!
Besides, I have this nifty new ruler that I need to keep using!
Here are the hexes that are cut and up on the design wall already. Not at all in the layout that I'm planning, but just so that I can look at them and appreciate there cuteness!