...I'm a sucker for milk glass!  Found this for $3 the other day!

...I also figured out how to make a diamond, like the one you see above.

First I made a little freezer paper template, then I taped it to the back of a ruler so the long edge was even with the edge of the ruler.... that way I could use the ruler to draw my lines on the corners of the blocks.

Then you take your rectangle, place opposite corners on each side of the corner block, lining up the drawn line with the side of the rectangle.  Sew from one corner to the other.

Cut off, 1/4 inch past stitches, excess fabric.

Iron,  you now have one corner of your diamond.  

Do 2 the same direction and the other 2, you need to flip your template then follow the same steps.
Maybe there is a better or easier way to do this....but this is what I came up with and it surprisingly works really well!

 These blocks are really fun to put together,  I actually started them a while ago and they will need to wait a little longer because I have some pretty awesome quilts to quilt up this week for some very talented quilters!

January 02, 2012 by Jenny

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