Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Disappearing Hourglass

The tutorial for this quilt is from Missouri Star Quilt Company. I've embedded it below. If the video won't play for you, you can find it on Missouri Star Quilt Company YouTube Channel.


I only used 20 squares from my layer cake to make a smaller version, about 46" by 56". This is a good size for a quilt for my Quilts for Oncology project.


I enjoyed making this but hope the bias edges don't cause problems when it comes to the quilting. A border would contain the bias edges, but I don't want it to be any bigger than it already is. I stay-stitched around the outside edge instead. It will never hang on the wall, except on my design wall.


It would be easy to make without bias edges by using 7" squares and a more traditional method to make the HST units instead of the 10" squares and the fast method described in the video to make the HST units. I have tried this but I used 4" squares to make my HST units. These made a really small block. So small that the corner triangles will be lost in the seam allowance.

Despite the bias edges, I really like this quilt and will probably make another. I still have the other half of the layer cake left!


7 comments:

West Michigan Quilter said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the fabrics and the colors you have chosen. Make me want to try this one!

Gene Black said...

I have seen this video before but it still amazes me that someone came up with this. I love the finished block.

Mama Pea said...

I really like the quilt. It's very pretty!

Regena said...

Love your color choices and linked it up on my blog as a design I am going to try.

Alisa said...

I really love this pattern/quilt. Can I ask how big the finished squares ended up being (when using two 10" squares)?

TXbluebonnet said...

I saw a quilt made out of this pattern today at One Quilt Place in Fredericksburg, TX! I asked about the pattern and they told me I could find it on the Internet! So here I be!

TXbluebonnet said...

I saw a quilt made from this pattern today at One Quilt Place in Fredericksburg, TX. I asked about the pattern for it and they told me it was on the Internet, so here I be now!

Beautiful quilt! Lovely pattern!