Sunday, September 13, 2009

Baby Boy Double Hourglass

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A week ago my friend emailed me asking me if there was an easy way to make double hourglass blocks.  I told her nicely she was dreaming and she’d have to use the ol’ cut 2 squares into 8 triangles then cut the tips off all 8 triangles then sew them back together then square up the triangles then sew them together and square up the blocks….method.    Which takes f.o.r.e.v.e.r.  and is a little daunting when you want to make a quilt with lots of blocks.  So I laid in bed thinking about it as crazy people do, and figured out an easier way.  Really…………SUCH an easier way.  I almost cried it was so easy.  And then I made this quilt, finishing up all the blocks in 2 hours. 

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I have a tutorial for you I should get on in the next couple of days, in the meantime this little quilt is going to a brand new baby  I wish I could have hold.    The fabrics are a mix from my stash, same with the back.  I think I bought that big brown dot at Hobby Lobby & it matches the Katie Jump Rope orange and yellows perfectly.  

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I’ll get crackin’ on the tutorial to post.   For now though my 2 1/2 year old wants to “fight” me (a.k.a. I lay on the floor while he beats me up and sits on my head) and he’s just found a pair of scissors which requires immediate attention…………….. bye!

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35 comments:

Goddess in Progress said...

Ooh, I love it and can't wait to hear how it's done! The Sometimes Crafter has a great quick hourglass tutorial, I wonder if you're using the same technique? Can't wait to find out!

Liz @ teeny tiny quilts

Simply Sandy said...

This is beautiful! Looking forward to your tutorial.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So cute and such awesome fabric choices! And now you say easy???
I'll be waiting!!

roseylittlethings said...

Love it, can't wait for the tutorial!

Jessica said...

Ooooooooooooooh! That's pretty! :)

Kerri said...

it turned out lovely!! can't wait to see if it is different than my tutorial. i know my blocks take longer than 2 hours so it must be. :)

Kate Dotson said...

So cute!! the blocks kind of look like little spools of thread, I love it! The back is such a great composition. Can't wait for the tutorial!

Leslie said...

i am really looking forward to this tutorial...the quilt is adorable...such a nice gift.

SewGlenda said...

Waiting with baited breath to see your tutorial! Your quilt is delightful!

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beth said...

i just made a baby quilt today and yours is SO MUCh cuter! I love all the colors and the white.
look forward to your tutorial...did you survive the scissors?

Betty Crocker Ass said...

i'm sure this will be my next quilt as i have to make everything you do.... :)

Care said...

can't wait! can't wait!!

your quilt is gorgeous, as usual!

Emily said...

I cannot even say how happy I am for the tutorial on this one!! I've had a double hourglass on my mind for a LONG time, but haven't wanted to do it bcuz of time, nor did I want to figure out an easier way. So I'll be anxiously waiting...!

Blue Is Bleu said...

Absolutely love this!! I just finished an hourglass quilt so I'm dying to find out an easier way lol!

Robin said...

I want to guess. Is it two strips sewn together than cut 4 triangle alternating the direction so you have two of each? I think you could use a companion angle ruler to do it. Did I guess right? Looking forward to your tutorial. It's a great quilt.

Isa said...

Love the quilt!
Can't wait to see the tutorial!

Hedgehog said...

Love the quilt! It's a perfect pattern for the Hawaiian scraps I just got. Can't wait for the tutorial!

True Blue Nana said...

Love that quilt, hurry up with that tutorial. I am thinking you cut two squares at the time and then sew them back together.

Lyanna said...

Oh my, that quilt is adorable! I can't wait for the tutorial!!!

Petit Debutant said...

Love it! I can't wait to see your easy version, I have an idea as to how I would make it, but your way might be totally different!

Erin said...

LOL. I'm another commenter who is anxious for the tutorial. I "think" I might know how you did it. =)

allsewnup said...

very nice :o)

Carolyn*

Nikki said...

ahem, you couldn't have figured this out 4 or 5 months ago????? I just finished a FULL-SIZE double hourglass quilt the loooooong way!! :) I made 80 and then decided I just couldn't make any more so I started adding borders. Ha! :)

Heather said...

I can't wait for your tutorial. I love the hourglass look and would love to make one! Yours is the bomb! :)

Mama Megs said...

Seriously, you're too talented. I feel inadequate my dear friend!

Shasta said...

This is a beautiful quilt. I've made hourglass blocks for quilts here and there, but I want to make a quilt like this that only has hourglass blocks.

mjb said...

I'm all for doing blocks the easy way!

Kristi said...

Beautiful quilt and I'm really looking forward to the tutorial.

Angie's Chit Chatting Corner said...

The quilt is so clean looking. I can't wait for the tut.

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Love it, it's perfect! I bet your technique involves making the center first, then the frame.

Alisa said...

It's beautiful. I'm looking forward to the tutorial.

Cheryl said...

Oh wow, you cut out all the blocks in two hours? Cutting is my least favorite part so I am looking forward to your tutorial.

Rannyjean said...

You are so creative! Your quilts are awesome. Allison, I am having a giveaway of fabric and an lighted needle threader on my blog:
http://quiltingranny.blogspot.com/2009/09/fabric-and-notion-giveaway.html
please come by and sign up!

scrapworking said...

Adorable! Can't wait - I'm sure it's going to be a great "a-ha!" moment. Thanks!!

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