Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Disappearing Hourglass Blocks

I so enjoying linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts Friday Finishes each week and looking at what everyone else has finished!  This week I saw this quilt made from the Missouri Quilt Company's Disappearing Hourglass Tutorial and wanted to make a similar one immediately.  The stars are perfect for using scraps, and look so delicate and girly.

I pulled these fabrics from my stash using the colors in that plaid in the center.  I will probably remake the green blocks in fabrics with more contrast. These blocks are fun to make and come together quickly, I already have the pieces cut for a dozen. I am planning on a 36"x48" quilt for donation.

On the design floor, as it were, are lots and lots of batik strips sorted from the generous scrap box Judy sent me.  No immediate plans for these, I am just enjoying looking at them for the moment.

Finally, I am working on sewing together crumb units for my latest scrap quilt. 282 down of 1225 needed!

Of course what I really need to do today is baste some of the tops I have done. Sigh.  Basting is my least favorite part.  What about you?  Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Fresh;y Pieced.


  1. i love those disappearing enevolope blocks and have done a few for us a quilt.

  2. The disappearing hour glass is really cool. I love that it started as a mistake.

  3. These look good! It is a fun design, isn't it? Check out mine in my post from yesterday.

  4. Your blocks are great! Just love seeing that you are playing with all of those scraps :) I really did make a scrap quilt from those scraps - my version of Bonnie Hunter's scrappy bargello. Can't wait to see what you do with them!

  5. I also hate basting - so I don't, I just take my chances and the majority of the time it works. I discovered recently when doing an all over stipple on a heavily pieced front, that it I sew from the back I have more control over the back and don't get any folds. Magic!