Shine On Sampler-Month 4

December 27, 2020

Shine On Sampler-Month 4

Bonnie and Camile Quilt Bee

Shine on Sampler-Month 4

Written by Brenda

This was one of the faster sections of the quilt!  Only one kind of block to make and very easy piecing made this a rapid sew.  The book gives absolutely fabulous directions for this block so get them made right away and we can move on to the trimming which is the only part that is a little tricky.

It is incredibly helpful, at this point, to have a 6 ½” ruler and my favorite brand is Creative Grids.  We sell them at Pine Needles and if you’ve never tried one, I highly recommend you purchase one.  After that, you will want to replace all of your rulers with Creative Grids!  

Another item I recommend is a rotating cutting mat.  We have a great one at the shop that also has an ironing surface.  How cool is that??  Here is a link to purchase it or have a closer look if you are interested.

Rotating Cutting Mat/Ironing Surface

Remember the fold lines that you used to add the last pieces to your block?  We are going to line those up with the corners of the 6 ½” ruler. Then I usually trim the right side (I’m right handed) and the top of the block.  I spin the block 180 degrees and do the same to square up the block.

Do you see how each corner of the ruler is sitting at a fold line?  Trim and turn and it will be perfect!  Happy sewing!

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