Saturday, September 9, 2017

Quilt Shot Block #95~ Chain and Hour Glass

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.
 Press.
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.


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Possible quilts
 
 None rotated.

Ever other block rotated once.



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