What better way to end the year than with a new Christmas quilt for my bed. The 364 half square triangles are the hardest part of this quilt so might as well make them first.
This weekend I made 224 HST's using the Magic 8 method. If you've never heard of this method, a google search should be all you need. Seems like everyone has made a tutorial for this one, even me many years ago.
The HST's were made a tad bigger than needed so they could be trimmed to the perfect size.
To speed up the trimming process I made a block locking ruler using Lori Holts 2.5 inch ruler and three layers of painters tape trimmed to fit the ruler. I made a video tutorial a couple of years ago for how to make your own block locking ruler You can find it here.
The little Lori Holt ruler is a great ruler but I would not recommend it for making a locking ruler. The reason is, it has a non skid texture on the back. A locking ruler needs to slide across the fabric easily It still worked I just had to play with it a bit to get it to lock and slide.
Until next time...
I hope you find time to stitch up something sweet!