Wednesday, February 29, 2012

How I Assemble A Block

I don't know if this would interest you or not, but I thought that I'd share with you how I put together a diamond. 

I begin by trimming the paper diamond. 

Next I measure all of the sections.

I cut all of the required pieces.

I create a square in the square block, and trim to size.

I assemble the sides. I find the center by folding in half. I use the folds to align the centers.  

I use half of a spring-clothes pin to 'finger' press the seams.

Once assembled, I lay the plexiglass template over the block and trim.

After I have trimmed the block, I separate the orts into useable and unusable piles.  

Useable goes into a Ziploc baggie, to be scavenged for later block parts.  The unusable, goes into my recycle bin. 

A quick photo of the block, before pinning the paper to the block, and I am done. 

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