I finished my five clue seven ThimbleCreek Mystery blocks over the Labor Day Weekend.
|The hourglass units needed to be squared up, and I found my Bloc Loc ruler a great help. The seam fits into the channel in the ruler and then the corners of the units need to intersect at the 2 1/2" lines and at the outside corners. I also kind of double checked (before cutting!) by making sure the X landed in the middle of that half inch square in the center....|
|and then trim!|
|Then the ruler and the trimmed unit both get turned, lined up again, this time with the trimmed edges on the 2 1/2" lines. Look at how fine those ruler lines are--makes it so easy to see that you are in the right spot! Trim again.|
|To be more efficient, I trim all the units for the blocks on one side, then I will turn the whole pile along with the ruler. I have used my Bloc Loc ruler for half square triangles (it's intended use), and it works great for that also. The ruler comes in lots of different sizes, but I have found the 6 1/2" size works fine for small triangles as well as larger ones--and it may be easier to handle too.|
|So here are my five scrappy blocks finished--they go together so easily if everything starts out the right size--lol! I'm having lots of fun putting together the fabrics for this mystery!|
|And I am joining the Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade HERE!|
There are lots of adorable pincushions--take a look!
Linking with Scraptastic Tuesday HERE