Monday I lunched with my friend Trina and we made a stop at the Bungalow Quilt Shop in Ripon, WI when we were done. This is an adorable shop with an enthusiastic owner whp picks the most cheerful patterns and fabrics. I especially like that she has sample projects throughout the shop, many of them are simple children's garments. I made several reversible sundresses last year after seeing the pattern made up in her shop.
Monday I did not make any fabric purchases there, but I did pick up a ruler called the zig-zag ruler by Char Hopeman of The Cotton Cottage Press. Basically, it is a 5 in. square that has lines drawn on it so you can position the ruler at an angle on a strip of three fabrics sewn together. When the squares are then pieced together you will get a chevron design.
I didn't have any real reason for buying the ruler; just wanted to add to my tools. Tuesday I sewed some strips of pink and pink polka dot together and cut out muliple squares. When pieced I ended up with two bright chevron strips. So I went through my stash of pink fabrics and designed the following top. It is a little large for a baby quilt and a little small for a twin, but I think some kid will enjoy it when quilted. It will be a happy contemporary piece.