Saturday, June 13, 2009

{ strippy hourglass blocks }

Today between re-arranging my kitchen and going to 10+ garage sales I managed to complete my quilt blocks for the Old Red Barn Co.'s Quilt Along! It feels great to have them done and I am so pleased with how they turned out! As I said the other day I decided to change it up a bit and do my blocks a little differently than the Quilt Along instructions.

Yesterday I cut my pieced strips into 40 12.5" blocks using my 12.5" square ruler and my rotary cutter...

and then I turned 20 of those blocks into...

and the other 20 into...

The next step will be to arrange the blocks on a design wall (or design living room floor as the case may be!)... and then sew them together.

What are you up to this weekend?



  1. The blocks are beautiful. I am hoping to have time to try some dyeing this weekend. So far, no luck.

  2. love how you hourglassed the blocks. i'm just hoping to get all my strips sewn together lol

  3. Those blocks look great. I really like the fabrics and the color choices!

  4. Cindy my mom started creating a quilt years ago which was 3 triangles to create a larger triangle which in turn used 4 of the larger triangles to make a square, similiar to yours. She used old clothes from 40 years is not finished, she has done other quilts since then. One day hopefully it will be done. I look forward to seeing yours finished.