Yesterday I finished chaining the rows together on my hourglass quilt. I thought I might not be able to put the sashing and corner posts around the edges of the quilt. There wasn’t quite enough of the red to do it and finish the binding. Fearful I would have had to choose one or the other. A little excursion to a couple of fabric shops was in order. Luckily, I found a close enough match that I pulled it off. I didn’t know if the red was a Kona or a Bella solid let alone what it was called. The match is Riley Blake’s cayenne.
My hour diversion allows me to complete my quilt as planned. To celebrate I’m naming my scrappy hour glass quilt Happy Hour. If you are interested in making your own Happy Hour you will need. 198- yellow/orange quarter triangles and 198- blue/green quarter triangles. Use a Flying Geese type ruler and 3 1/2″ strips. You can find how to use this ruler here. They are the geese without the sky. The tutorial is for geese in case that statement just confused you. You can also use an Accuquilt Go and the #4 die in the 12″ cube. Cutting goes supper fast using this method.
I sewed these into hourglass blocks with a blue/green combo as top and bottom and a yellow/orange combo as left and right. Then alternated the blocks so that the blue/green was next to the yellow orange. Is that clear as mud.
Then I cut 218- 1 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ red sashing rectangles and 132- 1 1/2″ squares in yellow, blue and green. And started sewing the sashing and rows together.
It’s quick, easy and a pretty good scrap buster. If you make one I’d love to see your version. Email me or leave a link in the comments here.