I just realized I have now made three quilts using the Bloc Loc Half Rectangle Triangle ruler and haven’t posted a hint of how much I love these rulers!
The rulers look like most rulers except there is a diagonal groove for your seams to rest on while you cut.
The ruler sets come with a great chart advising what size to cut your rectangles based on what you want as a finished block size.
I cut hundreds (yes, I really mean hundreds) of 4.25″ x 8.5″ rectangles.
You then use any ruler to cut the rectangles diagonally. Flip the corresponding piece and sew along the long seam to create a half triangle rectangle.
This is when the fun part starts. The Bloc Loc ruler sits on the seam and allows you to cut perfect sized half triangle rectangles (HRT’s) without having to measure and re-measure to ensure all the blocks are the same size. I wanted a finished block measuring 3.25″ x 6.5″ so I just slid the top of the ruler to the 3.25″ mark and then turned the entire block around to cut the other side.
I know I haven’t done a great job at explaining how to use the ruler but there are great videos and instructions on the Bloc Loc site to show you better. Much better 🙂
I created enough blocks to create this oversized lap quilt…
The lap quilt was quilted by Silver Fox Quilting who did an amazing job of capturing the design this quilt needed to shine.
I still had tons of blocks remaining after completing the large quilt so, using the Bloc Loc Ruler, I made the blocks a wee bit smaller and created a few baby sized quilts.
Backing for all quilts is ‘Flutterflies’ from the Arcadia by Sarah Watson for Cloud 9 Fabric. I love this backing so much I bought the blue version also for future quilt backing.
These quilts and more are available in my Etsy Shop.
As the studio, and entire basement, gets new flooring, I will not be able to play in my happy place but I am looking forward to the reno results and creating in a fresh, new space. Well, it’s the same room and same studio but will just be a bit sweeter with new floors and fresh paint! And yes, for those who know me well, the reno chaos and mayhem is driving me and my OCD bonkers but its happening at a good time because the kids are home and we just find more things to do outside to avoid the mess 🙂
Thanks for stoppin’ by and hope you have a fabulous day!