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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Hour Glass Sampler Block

This week's block is the Hour Glass block. The names for these blocks, by the way, are coming from the Electric Quilt software.

Cutting Instructions:

Light Fabric:  cut 1 rectangle  @ 2 inches by 9 inches
                       cut 1 square  @ 3 7/8 inches
Dark Fabric:  cut 1 rectangle  @ 2 inches by 9 inches
                      cut 1 square @ 3 7/8 inches

Assembly Instructions:

Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the light 3 7/8 inch square. Place right sides together with the dark 3 7/8 inch square and sew a scant 1/4 inch seam on either side of the drawn line. Cut apart on the drawn line and press towards the dark triangle. 
Place the two   2 inch by 9 inch rectangles right sides together and sew along the length of the strips. Cut this strip into four   2 inch segments. 
Sew these segments into two four patch units.
Arrange your four patches and triangles as shown, and sew together. 
Go here for the instructions to finish your block, keeping in mind that this block has the dark triangles on the outside.

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