Tuesday, September 20, 2016

We have a partial finish .....!

I had way to much fun stitching out My Little Home quilt.  So much so, that we have a finish! Check this out!

I'd like to share with you how easy the stitched blocks were to make using a new to me ruler.  It's a Creative Grid ruler and is called Quick Trim Ruler . It allows you to cut a 45 degree angle which includes the seam allowance. You would use the Quick Trim Ruler to make any block that requires stitching from one corner to another such as flying geese, binding etc....

You align the 45 degree white lines as such:

The black dashed line is your quarter inch seam allowance. Using the white 45 degree lines (aligned with the top of the block and the side of the square) as well as the dashed black line (making sure that it lines up with the corners of your square), you are now ready to cut the excess.

Take the block to your sewing machine.  You are now using your Patchwork foot (1/4" foot) as a seam guide.

All stitched up from corner to corner.

Iron and voila! How easy is that?

Repeat for the remaining three (3) corners and your have your block.

You are now ready to piece your quilt together. In case you are curious about the green fabric, Kim Diehl - Heritage Hollow.

I just love the Quick Trim Ruler for these types of block. The ruler works with any block requiring a 45 degree sewing line from corner to corner. It's much easier to use your patchwork foot as a guide. Of course there other methods for making these types of block, but this one is my favourite.

Guess what I'll be doing tonight? Machine quilting this little gem! Thanks for stopping by! Cheers!


catsatararat said...

Oh those blocks are just gorgeous! And I know that your stitching is always so perfect. I love it!!

Karen said...

I like so many of Kathy Schmitz's embroidery designs and have done a few. Just takes more time than I find to devote to doing it. The designs in your quilt would not be so time consuming.

WoolenSails said...

I love how that looks together, beautiful fabrics to go with the designs.
I had a hard time wrapping my head around leaving seam allowances when I was doing pieced blocks for lynda, lol. I have cutters with trimmed edges and it just confuses me, so I need to piecing more and get better at it.


Wendy said...

Those stitcheries are so addicting, I can't get enough. Love Kathy's designs and yours is just gorgeous.

Thimbleanna said...

What a cute little quilt! I love the colors you've chosen. I'm a sew first, trim later kind of girl LOL!

Needled Mom said...

Your stitched blocks are beautiful. The ruler looks like a great idea too.

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