Monday, February 18, 2013

TINY HSTs: Trim Technique with BlocLoc Ruler

First, please let me explain why I have been MIA for six days. It has been my birthday week with lots of celebrations and doings. . . now we return you to our regularly scheduled blogging. . . lol
Ruler on pink fabric so you can see it better
Have you tried the relatively new BlocLoc rulers? They are really amazing. Love the accuracy! A short demo vid to watch is HERE.  Sew tonight I was making little 1.5 inch HST and thought I'd share a few photos with you:
Align 'frosted' grove on diagonal seam - trim first two sides

Rotate ruler, slide down to desired size - final trim of last two sides
better with print center... or...

is it better with the Pink center???
Last Wednesday morning as I took a quick leap into the front yard to grab my newspaper -- I was still in my jammies -- up pulled the FedEx truck with a box. The most delightful little Orchid planted in a pink polka-dot latte cup was inside! Surprise. So fun. You know who you are... and thank you again very much!

Until next time. . . I will be printing shapes on fabric with Inklingo and working on the COTSG Mystery. What are YOU up to?

Check out what others are doing: linking to Connie at Free Motion by the River.

Quilty Hugs,


Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Happy Birthday Cyn!!! How fun that you celebrated for a week :)

Love your fav is the one with the pink center. Thanks for the link to the ruler.

tich said...

Fun, fun, fun. Great link, love the pink centre.You have had a great week!

Needled Mom said...

Happy belated birthday.

Love those tiny HSTs. Pink in the middle looks great to me and your orchid is lovely.

Deb A said...

A late Happy Birthday to you! I have yet to print out any of the shapes on fabric. I need to order some cartridges for my printer first. I like the second one with the pink center. Would be a cute little girl quilt.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Happy, happy birthday sweet Cyn and love your orchid! What a neat're getting a good variety of them! I like the floral center the best! Thanks for sharing.
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Carolyn said...

Happy birthday! Love your orchid! I am a fan of the pink center of your block. Hope you have a great rest of your week!

Frances Meredith said...

The floral centre looks good to me too.