I am quite frugal by nature, so when Lesley extolled the virtues of the 6 1/2 " square Creative Grids ruler for trimming smaller blocks in the April installment of the Christmas Quiltalong, although it piqued my interest, I was just that bit too mean to put my hand in my pocket to the tune £9.95 to buy one at that point.
Actually, I was really tempted - and the cost included postage and packing too - but the minimum spend is £10 on the web site, so I would have to order something else too. I was rather disgruntled about this - but I mentally put one on my shopping list for the next quilt show I go to as a MUST BUY.
I do really want one now! I have been in the attic room half the evening trimming my half square triangles for the Christmas Quiltalong - and I am only just half way through - it is taking ages with my big unwieldy Creative Grids ruler, and the rest of the task would be a million times easier if I had the right tool for the job.
But in rather better news, I moved* the huge pile of ironing out of the way, and I found my bag of Unit A blocks. Hurrah!
Ready to go for June...
*that's moved as opposed to did, by the way
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