This is the second block in my Snowflake Sampler Quilt. You can find the first block here if you missed it. Feel free to join at any time or just to pick a few blocks and make some pretty Christmas cushions. And I’d love to see anything you make in my little flickr group!
So, let’s start. You are going to need the following:
4 7″ squares from your Oakshott or prints (I chose blues and grays)
4 7″ squares from your solid (mine is white)
4 1.75″ x 8″ strips from Oakshott/prints
4 6″ squares from white
1 6″ square from Oakshott (this is the snowman piece in the picture. I changed my mind on that one
First, using your 7″ Oakshott squares and your 7″ white squares, create 8 6.5″ Half Square triangles. If you haven’t done this before, there is a great tutorial here
You should now have four 6″ single hourglass blocks.
Press again so that both seams are laying flat on the red strip. This will give this strip a very slight 3D effect in the finished quilt, which I personally liked.
Lay out your blocks as follows into a nine patch layout with your solid 6″ piece in the middle, the strip blocks in the corner radiating from the middle to the corner and with your hourglass’ points towards the outside of the block.
Thank you so much for stopping by!