Another week of the 365 Challenge Blocks has come and gone.
|Kathy has been throwing in some of the six inch blocks this week. Imagine my relief when I finally figured out that the upper right block wasn't going to be 3" finished---whew!|
|The ThimbleCreek Mystery blocks Clue 5. Yes, they are made with my nemesis--the Square in a Square components--sigh.|
I kind of rewrote the instructions and used 2.5" and 1.5" squares and the "flippy corner" method to make them. I also made a 10" strip set and sub-cut to make the two piece components. It just makes more sense to my foggy brain to simplify things a bit!
|When I teach the LeMoyne Star class, I always make a block design board for each student so they can keep track of their star pieces. In the interest of time, I don't usually add the cute hot glued "binding" though. At the February class, one of the gals, Linda, brought her own board that she finished with Duck Tape. Of course, I had to totally steal her idea for my March class!|
|I find it easiest to start on the back and stick the tape on using a scant quarter inch ...|
|...and wrap it to the front. Repeat all the way around the block board. In about a minute, your board is "bound"! No need for mitered corners either!|
|These newly made boards are so nice and clean, I'm tempted to keep them for myself!|
You can find a complete tutorial by Lori Holt HERE for design boards.
You can purchase design boards HERE