Saturday, October 6, 2012


Way back on July 9 I posted I had finished 361 hourglass blocks (gray and roses). Well, now I have enough to start on the quilt 20x25.  I needed 500 and I have 506. I may have to make a few more after I trim the dog ears and measure them. They are an off size. I matched up two - five inch squares of fabric, cut twice on the diagonal and sewed up a couple of hourglasses.  I made 176 of them today. I couldn't help but think of that song "99 bottles of beer on the wall" as I counted down after each batch of blocks I finished...171 more hourglass blocks for the quilt, 171 more blocks, sew one up, throw it on the pile...170 more hourglass blocks for the quilt.

This quilt will be another lap quilt and part of my favorite things collection. So far I have completed my cherry quilt and my chocolate quilt and now I'm on to my roses quilt. Hey, notice it doesn't involve something to eat like the other two!

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Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

That's a LOT of hourglass blocks! Looking forward to seeing it come together... I have a stash of rose fabrics myself.

Highland Monkey's said...

Gosh, that's a lot of pieces to put together! I really like those colours together. Bet it's going to look stunning when finished.

Joyce said...

I like gray and roses. I can't wait to see the finished top.