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Old 02-21-2015, 06:09 AM
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Hello all!
I've been working so much overtime (since October!), I haven't had time to visit the board much. The cold weather has allowed me some sewing time on the weekends, though.
After seeing the tutorial for the disappearing hourglass block, I just had to try it for myself. I did my best to avoid any stretching (since there's so much sewing on the bias); and I thought the blocks were coming out fairly flat and square. Unfortunately, the more blocks I put together, the less flat the assembly was. So I quit at 5 x 5 blocks. and didn't even try to add a border.
This will be for a coworker's new baby. It is made almost entirely from the fabrics this coworker passed down to me from her late mother-in-law.
While I intended for the quilt to be bigger, I can see it will be a good size for in a stroller, or in the car, or for the little one to drag around.
Thanks for looking!
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Old 02-21-2015, 06:17 AM
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I'm sure the mom-to-be will love it!
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Old 02-21-2015, 06:19 AM
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Terrific quilt! You've done a great job.
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Old 02-21-2015, 06:26 AM
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Great Job, I like that pattern and it is on my to-do list getting closer to the top of list... When I keep seeing that pattern I am tempted to move it closer to the top...LOL Thanks for sharing
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Old 02-21-2015, 06:32 AM
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Very cute and it will be a lovely memory quilt from her MIL also!
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Old 02-21-2015, 07:44 AM
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I like that a lot!
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Old 02-21-2015, 07:56 AM
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Super. Sure that this will mean a lot to her. BrendaK
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Old 02-21-2015, 07:59 AM
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GREAT that you got it done. We all learn from our mistakes. I don't understand why so many quilters want to try a block with so many bias edges. I never found bias to be friendly to me either so I try avoiding it as much as possible.
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Wonderful job!!!!
I did put together a chart for cutting this pattern on the straight of grain:
http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...t-t251803.html
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