Thursday, October 16, 2014

Rainbow Scrap Challenge Hourglass

I cut this one out during the pink month, and put it in a baggie for later. Note to self: when putting things away for later, always include a note as to how things are supposed to go together. Things that seem simple today, are complicated later.
Start with 5 inch square of pink fabric, you will also need 2.5 inch strips in brown and pink.
Cut the following pieces:
2 - HST units made using the easy angle ruler to cut brown and pink fabrics which have been placed right sides together.
4 - single layer pink HST units also cut with the easy angle ruler
1 - 2.5 inch brown square.
Sew the HST along the diagonal and press with the seam facing the brown.
The HST triangle blocks will make the top right and bottom left corners of the block.  The solid brown square goes right in the center.  Fill in the middle strip using the pink triangles, making sure the long side forms the outside edge of the center section.
Starting with the bottom left corner, sew a pink triangle to the top edge.  Repeat with the middle brown square.  The upper right hand corner square should have a pink triangle sewn to the bottom edge.  I laid these out and sewed and pressed each before putting it back to check placement.  
Now the two corner sections are done, you just need to attach another triangle to the bottom of the center square.
Match the seams where and sew the three center subsections together.  Press so that the seams lie as flat as possible.
Next, begin attaching the two large pink corner triangles, being careful not to stretch the bias edges on the small pink triangles.  Press away from the bulky middle section.
There you go.  A nice simple block really, as long as you can get everything oriented properly.  Measure it to make sure that it is 6.5 inches unfinished and you are done.  Enjoy!


Dasha said...

Gorgeous block. Did you get much sewing done while you were at the conference, or were you too tired in the evenings?

Scrappy quilter said...

Very nice and simple to do.

Kathy S. said...

Super cute! Love this one.

Sheila said...

This block is soooo cute!
Starry Starry Night in last post is coming along beautifully.

Kate said...

Another fun block!