20 January 2010

wip - rainbow hourglass

A look at my "design wall" today. I have started putting together hourglass blocks made from 3 different American Jane charm packs, collected over time. Right now I have 180 blocks sewn together in tiles of 9.

I love the classic block and the colorful fabric. Have to play around a bit more with the layout. All together they are a bit busy. I am thinking about:
adding sashing between the tiles
putting them on point and adding white alternating blocks
using them for a frame around a central panel

Just one more tile to put together, and I can start playing with the layout. I'll also have to fix one tile with a block facing the wrong direction.

What do you think? Do you have any favorite layouts?


Clare said...

This is gorgeous. I really don't know how you have the patience. Did you really cut all those triangles?

Marit said...

Clare, thank you!
I put two squares together, and sew two diagonal lines along a marked diagonal line (using the 1/4" foot). I then cut the block in half, iron, pair them up and repeat the two diagonal lines. Easy, but it pays off to be accurate....

; )

laura said...

love that method for Ohio Stars too, plus you can sew them a little over-sized and square up if your sewing is less than perfect :). I like on point and as a frame myself, but Clare's right, it's all good and beautiful.

Mrs Moen said...

That is a gorgeous quilt in progress, Marit! Sounds like you will have a lot of fun figuring out the layout.

True Blue Nana said...

I love a classic simple block in great fabrics. I wonder if sashing would destroy the look.

Allie said...

WOW. This is so beautiful. I can't wait to see what you do with these!