Chain and Hour Glass
12 ½ inch
For over a year, I've had this block chosen to make.
The arrows in the middle are intriguing.
Another block found in this book I bought back in the 80s.
It just shows black and white drawings.
The coloring is left to my imagination as well as the pattern.
To make a 12½" block, 4½" blocks will be needed.
The quarter square triangle squares will start with squares measuring 5 3/4 inch.
That's the easy part.
The difficult calculation is dividing a 4½ inch square into 3 equal parts.
Here was my solution.
Fold into equal parts.
Use a little trial and error.
Use the folds to guide stitching.
Cut the green block in half.
Stitch down the fold line aligning with marks.
To make the quarter square triangles:
A very accurate method.
Lines on this ruler were very helpful in trimming.
Ever other block rotated once.