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Friday, July 7, 2017

Mystery from Kevin the Quilter

     

     A brand new mystery, his first one, has started by Kevin the Quilter. It is called Sapphire Stars. I love scrappy and I love Kevin's quilts, so here I go. However, I just bought the Simple Folded Corners ruler by Doug Leko from Bonnie Hunter because I hate to draw lines on squares and flip them, then trim them. This ruler lets you trim first so you are sewing next to a cut edge instead of a line on the diagonal of a square. So, I will show you how I cut and sewed these Clue 1 pieces. If you want to cut the small squares oversize and trim, this ruler lets you do that also. I would rather sew slower and more careful than to have to trim again.
Fabric lined up in corner, diagonal line on stitch line 
Corners trimmed off


Both corners added, excuse the poor pressing

The ruler and printed directions, video online by Bonnie Hunter

Ok, 5 done out of 48


8 comments:

The Joyful Quilter said...

You made quick work of Kevin's first clue!! I've still got more work to do.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Interesting ruler. Your colors are working well!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

That background blue, in the top picture, is one of the fabrics I'm using for this mystery.

TheEclecticAbuela said...

It looks like the ruler worked well for you. I'm a bit odd in that I like drawing the lines--it is relaxing to me. I also like trimming blocks--weird, I know, but I love the feeling that they are EXACTLY the right size. (Maybe a little OCD here!) :)

Debbie said...

I picked up the ruler but haven't used it yet. I will follow along and see what happens with the mystery as I have enough to finish up. Hate the trimming waste too:)

Annie said...

This ruler is rapidly becoming my nominee for most useful new quilting tool. I used it for this too, and for a couple of other quilts in progress. Real time saver and accuracy aid.

Mystic Quilter said...

Oh this is going to nice!! I'm looking forward to watching this one grow.

Unknown said...

Yes the ruler is great and very accurate and does save time. Guess I will give the triangles away that I cut off the corner. That is the drawback on the ruler.