I found a link on Pinterest for a quilt called Juicy made by Monica at Happy Zombie that I really wanted to try. While checking it out, I realized I have never made an hourglass block! Well that needed to change, so I grabbed some scrap fabrics from my stash and got to work. I want to be able to use a charm pack and some yardage to make a small version of this quilt, so I did some quick calculations as to the sizes of squares and blocks I would want and then tried a few out. I wanted to make sure I wasn’t going to mess it up terribly and that I made the right size cuts for all the parts. Then I made a few more….
Then before I really planned anything out, I made up my mind to go ahead and try a full practice version of the quilt out with these trial blocks. I mean, no need to waste them since they turned out okay!
After I had this laid out I needed to make the borders, which includes flying geese, of which I had also never made before. It didn’t take long before I had it finished up, but somehow I had made a four extra of each kind of flying geese, which I might use to help piece together the backing.
I was hoping to finish the top off, piece the back together, and baste it by today, but as you can see in the corners of some of these photos, we are packing to move and time is limited for sewing at the moment. My family will be moving in three weeks across the country from California to Ohio. I expect this little tidbit will be the last thing I finish before we go. It is going to be approximately 36″ x 36″ when finished.
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