Sunday, October 4, 2009
Post 4 ~ Double Hourglass Blocks
I am sure these have a proper name, just not sure what it is, so Double Hour Glass blocks. Semi based on this tutorial here, I have made my blocks using a Neptune Honey Bun and 1.5 metres of white homespun. Each strip in a HB is 1.5" wide x 42" long and there are 41 strips in this HB. To make one double hourglass block, cut each HB and each white strip in half (so 1.5" x 21"). Sew one HB strip to a white strip then repeat so you have 2 strips, then sew the 2 together so you have 4 strips alternating. Iron flat. Then using your trusty triangle ruler, measure up and cut out 4 triangles. Match into pairs then sew together to become 2 bigger triangles. Then sew the 2 triangles together to become 1 square measuring 7.5" And then your done! Be careful with the seams, my centre doesn't line up neatly but I had an impatient helper, who desperetly needs a haircut! This one will be for Stuart's teacher for Christmas, 35 more to go!