Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

What’s On My Design Wall

Several years ago when I was helping a friend clean out her mother’s home, I was given a bag of vintage hour glass blocks. They are hand pieced. They’ve been knows as “Jane’s Hourglasses” on my UFO spreadsheet. After counting the blocks and extra pieces in the bag I have 285 hourglass blocks that finish at 2 – 1/2″.

It took me a while to figure out what these units were going to be. Last year’s Leader/Ender challenge, which I did not do, apparently took hold in my brain. After drawing for a bit in my spreadsheet (my computer was just limping along and I couldn’t run EQ) I came up with a trip around the world design which will finish approximately 62″ x 72″.

There will be 5 rings of hourglasses separated by a 2-1/2″ ring of the solid, finishing with 5″ borders. I’m hand piecing this partly to keep with the original blocks and mostly because these blocks are not precise and have bias edges.

This much went pretty quickly, but I’m not holding my breath on finishing the top anytime soon. Hopefully the next time you see this quilt top I’ll have a decent photo. The photo color is not true, but I’m tired of messing with it.

2 Thoughts on “What’s On My Design Wall

  1. Cathy on May 7, 2018 at 7:41 am said:

    Looking forward to where this goes!

  2. Mary Crowther on May 7, 2018 at 11:59 pm said:

    Cool idea to put Hourglass blocks in anew Around the world setting. I can’t wait to see.

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