Welcome back, fabric friends!
Since being home, I've been having a lot of fun practicing some basic sewing techniques. Last week you joined me in some Strip Piecing, but today I wanted to talk about two ways of constructing an Hourglass Block.
Throughout my practice, I found two ways of making this block useful but you may have a preferred preference when it comes to techniques.
So, I took some of my leftover fabrics from Amy Sinibaldi's collections, Mayfair and some matching Pure Solids
I decided to add 1 3/8’’ to my block in order to have more room for trimming. So, if your unfinished size for your hourglass block is 4 1/2’’ x 4 1/2’’, add 1 3/8’’ on each side. Your block should measure 5 3/8’’ x 5 3/8’’.
The first method is take fabric A and B 5 3/8’’ squares and place them right sides together.
Mark a line on the diagonal and sew ¼ inch away from the drawn line on each side.
Draw a line on the diagonal that's perpendicular to the seam line. Pin in place.
Sew two triangles together at a 1/4‘’ seam allowance and then the other two triangles together.
Now, you learned how to construct an Hourglass Block using two methods, which one is your favorite one? Let me know in the comments below!