Monday, October 27, 2014

Bloc Loc Rulers

I finally gave in a few weeks ago and ordered some Bloc Loc rulers. I have seen them on blogs, but not in real life and have only heard good things about them, but could they be as great as everyone says they are?
They are easy to use and work perfectly if you press your seams to the side or if you press them open.
 I have so many ideas for patterns that use half square triangles, but have never loved making them.
 I think these rulers might change that. At the very least it will make it easier and give me perfect half rectangle triangles.
So yes, these are just as great as everyone says they are!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hexagons, Diamonds, Triangles, and More

I am slowly working on my English Paper Piecing and really enjoying it. 
With the help of Hexagons, Diamonds, Triangles, and More I have even started thinking about future projects. This book is not about English Paper piecing (there is actually fantastic instructions for machine piecing and sewing y-seams) but there is great inspiration for paper piecing.
 There is a lot of information and ideas packed into this book as you can see from the contents page.
How you can break the shapes down into smaller shapes is clearly shown
There is instructions for a couple of little projects.
 And a great gallery full of inspiration.
 I think this is one of those books that I will turn to again and again for ideas.

Full Disclosure: I received a copy of the book from Martingale free of charge. All opinions are my own.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Tiger Dress

I have been trying to use fabric from my stash the last 6 months, but I could not resist this Cotton & Steel tiger fabric for Olive.
 I used the Madeline Dress pattern from Wink Designs. I love this collar.
 I used some buttons from the never ending bag of buttons I bought at Spotlight a few years ago.
This fabric and pattern is the purr-fect combination!