|New Waterwheel - shop sample|
Speaking of half-square triangles--I took the opportunity, since I was making two blocks at once, which had several HSTs between them, to try out a new tool: the Gizmo.
The Gizmo, by Sally Schneider Quilts, is a small diagonal ruler that helps you make HSTs from rectangles of fabric. The idea is to be able to use the same size strip sets as other squares you are using in a block. I chose to just use the tool before cutting the strips to size.
My opinion: I like the Gizmo. I'll probably still use Triangle Paper for making either smaller HSTs or large quantities of HSTs. But this is definitely a tool to use if you have precut strips of fabric.
After my HST adventures, the blocks went together in short order. Cute.
|March: New Waterwheel & February: Whirling Square|
I still don't know what I'll end up making with all these blocks, but I'm back on track with completing a block each month.