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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Grandmothers Choice #3 Union Square

Two weeks ago, when I posted GC#1, I commented that I was hoping to find a ruler with 1/16 markings since the 4" blocks were a pain to make with all the crazy sizes I would need to cut. Lillian spoke up immediately to tell me about a ruler she had bought in the garment section of Joanne's. Our closest Joanne's is 50 miles away so I waited until my trip to the ADK last week and made a wide detour to the store on the way to the Thruway.

 I actually found 3 different rulers in the garment and quilting departments that would have worked. Two of them were thin and bendable and the last I found was thicker - and also the cheapest. Go Figure! Anyway, it was much easier to make this week's block with the new ruler. I think now the hardest part of the project will be finding a similar block in EQ7 (or drafting it so I can get the right sizes) since I don't have Blockbase yet. *Yet* being the key term...




4 comments:

Ruth said...

Are you buying the Blockbase? I'm thinking about it, just so that I could resize to EPP comfort zone.

Denise :) said...

Sarah -- I love this one!! Are you on the Flickr group? You should really post these on the Flickr group if you're not! I'm thinking about getting Blockbase, too. What's the new ruler look like? :)

quiltmania said...

Your block looks wonderful! Glad you found a ruler that works. I use the baby bias which has the 1/8 clearly marked, so 1/16 is easy to figure out. Keep up the great work!

quilt32 said...

So glad you were able to get the ruler. Your block looks great.
Lillian
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