Hourglass

Hourglass Unit

Hourglass Unit

A block unit which you can use to build up your own block designs... (17 April 2011)

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Harlekin Sashing Corner Block

Harlekin Sashing Corner Block

Whilst the Harlekin sashing corner blocks are not as time consuming as the sashing blocks described in the previous section, they are a little more complicated to sew. The block itself is again a simple Hourglass block. However, the use of striped fabric makes it necessary to apply a little care when cutting the squares for the quarter square triangles used in this block... (21 February 2011)

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Harlekin Sashing Block

Harlekin Sashing Block

The Harlekin quilt is an example of an inverted world order of sorts: Whilst the main block, the Harlekin block described in the previous chapter, is a simple and quickly sewn block, the sashing in this quilt requires some major staying power. There is nothing difficult about the block as such, but making 120 identical Hourglass blocks does need more than a little forbearance.... (16 February 2011)

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Quarter-Square Triangle

Quarter-Square Triangle

When you cut any fabric square twice diagonally, you will have four quarter-square triangles....

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Hourglass Block

Hourglass Block

This easy block can be used for many purposes: sashings, borders, setting blocks etc. If set in a single block quilt, the pattern is also known as 'Broken Dishes'...

Lady of the Lake Quilt

Lady of the Lake Quilt

This quilt came to us as an already finished vintage quilt top. It is not very remarkable and very far from being of museum quality....

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