Monday, November 03, 2014

Design Wall Monday 11/03/14

I did a little sewing over the weekend.  I have the beginnings of a wreath on my design board today.  I recently bought a Bloc Loc ruler after watching a demo at the recent PIQF quilt festival.  I had heard of them before but never had seen the demo.  I used it for the first time this weekend and I am really impressed.  It is for squaring up half-square triangle (HST) units, and there is a groove in the under-side of the ruler that fits right over the sewn seam.  It locks onto the block perfectly on the diagonal and you can trim without it shifting.  They have other shapes as well, but I only got the HST one.  It works even better than I thought it would! For the record, I am not getting paid to say that I like it - just a satisfied customer.  It's a little pricey, but I think I will definitely get my money's worth out of it.  Now I just need to sew those buggers together!  The whole block has 60 HST's in it.  My smaller board only fits about half of the wreath.  I'm thinking of throwing some red HST's in there to liven it up a little.

Be sure to check out Judy L's blog to see what everyone else is working on today!

1 comment:

Robin said...

I'm diggin' the wreath! Having sewn a ton of half-square triangles this weekend myself, I'm now very curious about this bloc-loc ruler... gotta check it out!