February 2014 Block Party Pattern

Hour Glass Square

This month we will make hour glass squares for our block.

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HourGlassBlock

  • Cut two (2) 5 1/4 inch blocks and one (1) 4 1/2 inch block from the coral fabric provided by Block Party.
  • Pick a medium or dark green from your stash.
  • Cut two (2) 5 1/4 inch blocks and four (4) 4 1/2 inch blocks from your fabric.
  • Place the 5 1/4 coral squares right sides together with your 5 1/4 inch green squares.
  • Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the lighter fabric (solid line in diagram).
  • Sew 1/4 inch from each side of the drawn line (dotted lines in diagram).
  • Cut the squares apart on the drawn line to get 4 half-square triangles.
  • Press the seam to the darker color.
  • Place 2 of the half-square triangles right sides together with opposite fabrics facing each
    other.
  • Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of one of the half-square triangle units. Sew 1/4 inch from each side of the drawn line. Cut the squares apart on the drawn line and you will have 2 hour glass units.
  • Repeat for the remaining 2 half-square triangles and you will have a total of 4 hour glass units.
  • Place the blocks like the diagram below.
  • Sew the blocks together with a 1/4 inch seam for a block measuring 12 1/2 inches. Please do not square up your block.

 

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