A few months ago I watched one of the Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorials by Jenny Doan. I found myself fascinated by the technique Jenny demonstrated and decided I needed to give it a try. A week or two later I dug out a bundle of ½ yard cuts I’d picked up at Quilt Odyssey the year before and started cutting.
Of course, before cutting I pulled up the video and watched it again—just to make sure I remembered the way things were supposed to work. Here, have a look . . .
Pretty cool, huh?
I cut 10-inch squares from the ½ yard pieces, stacked, sewed the perimeters, and cut again.
So far, so good. Then I did the magic cuts and turns.
Looks pretty good, I thought. Here’s a closer view of another set.
I made several more.
Notice anything yet?
Did you watch the video?
I didn’t turn the middle 4 patch. I liked the blocks as they were and since I’d already made, I dunno, about half a dozen finished blocks AND had about that many partially completed I had a decision to make. It wasn’t difficult. As awesome as Jenny’s original blocks were I was not unsewing the ones I’d made.
So, there you have it. Disappearing Hourglass Blocks—Take Two.
(Do check out all of Jenny Doan’s tutorials as well as the shop’s website. Nope, no affiliation, but I have ordered from them and been pleased with their service.)