I joined a new class today at High Country Quilts, "Crazy for Wool." Each season, we will make a "table topper" quilt. Here is the first one, for Spring:
More details to follow as the project progresses. But first (really!) -- our clever teacher, Joyce, demonstrated a nifty new tool for squaring up half-square triangles. The HSTs in the pinwheels for this quilt are 1 1/2". The designer calls for making them a little larger and trimming them to size. Enter, the Bloc Loc:
See that blurry line across the middle of the template? It's a channel that rests on top of your seam and holds the ruler perfectly in place while you trim two sides. Then, rotate the block and the ruler, and:
here to go to the Bloc Loc website and watch their video of how to use this great new tool.
In no time, I had a pile of perfectly trimmed HSTs. Thanks, Joyce!
Tune in tomorrow to see what happens next.