Hi everyone!! Hope you are doing well and enjoying the day!! I haven't had much chance to sew and quilt these days as they have been filled with learning about Smoking Cessation and how to teach it!!
I decided that today I would take a break and get some sewing done. I still need to work on class 3 of the Freedom From Smoking class I am currently teaching.
A couple months ago our guild worked on Disappearing Hour Glass blocks. One of the gals in our group found instructions and shared them with us. So I thought I would share with you.
|Two 10" squares-one light and one dark|
|Pin right sides together.|
|Sew 1/4" seam on all sides|
|Cut in half on the diagonals-corner to corner|
You are now working with blocks on the diagonal which
can be challenging. Press gently avoiding stretching the
|Press. I like my seams open. Your choice here!!|
|Trim to 6 1/2" square|
|Lay out in hour glass design and sew together.|
Press seams open.
|Cut 4 1/8" from the outer edge-one each side.|
|Turn all outer pieces 180 degrees, turn the center once.|
And you get a star!!
|OR- turn the outer corners 180 degrees and the center once.|
You get a different design.
I chose this one as it is different from what you normally see.
|Here it is pieced and pressed.|
|Three blocks done. I will try and get one more done today. I love the way they|
look together. I may do 16 blocks for this quilt. Still undecided!!
This is fun and easy to do. Just take your time with the blocks and you should have no problems!!
I am planning on making one more today then on to another sewing/quilting project. Then I need to mow the lawn and after that work on my quit smoking class. Life has gotten a bit to busy these days!
Take care friends!!! Have a lovely day