Recently Joanne, from Heritage Quilting, had a mini workshop where she showed members a VERY neat trick…she changed two 10” blocks into an hourglass block and then took the hourglass block and change it into a magnificent block…licky-split! Presto-chango!
OK…I confess…I arrived a wee bit late…here’s what happened…Joanne took two 10” squares (a light and a dark), sandwiched them together, right sides facing each other and stitched 1/4” around the whole thing. Then sliced them corner to corner. She then ironed the blocks, seams to the dark side and arranged them to form an hourglass…see the picture…She then stitch together. (this is where the pictures start :)
Then she sliced and turn 2 1/8” from the center, sliced and turned, sliced and turned, sliced and turned…being careful to keep all the pieces together and lined up.
Change a few blocks around…
…and changed some more…
Until she formed this block…easy peasy, like magic…and what a wonderful block!
And before you know it…you have THIS!!! Wouldn’t this make a sweet table topper!
Low and behold when I got home and Googled Disappearing Hourglass I discovered that Missouri Star has a VIDEO on how to make this easy and fast block!! (Don’t you LOVE the internet!!) You can find it HERE!! Don’t you love Jenny…she makes everything fun and easy! And so does Joanne!
SEW…thank you Joanne…and Jenny!! I will be trying this quilt block for sure! Fast, Fun and Easy…my middle name!
Have a thrilling Thursday and happy stitching!~P