Housewarming Block #3

Hello Everyone
 
Here are the directions for the third block.  This is a 9 inch Hourglass block.  I don’t have a link for the block and am still making my block, so no pictures yet, but it’s fairly easy to do. 
 
One important thing to remember that I need to point out.  The 9 inch Ohio Star will have its border coming from the light side of the Hourglass block.  You will need 3 colors, I have chosen green, red, and a tan that coordinates with the Ohio Star. You will need 4 of these Hourglass units.  These are instructions for all 4 blocks.
 
From the red, cut 10 1/4 inch square (2)  Cut diagonally twice in an “X” for 8 triangles total.
 
From the green, cut one 10 1/4 inch square.  Cut diagonally twice in an “X” for 4 triangles total.  
 
From the tan, cut one 10 1/4 inch square.  Cut diagonally twice in an “X” for 4 triangles total.  
 
Now sew a red and green triangle to make a triangle pair. 
 
Sew a red and tan triangle together for another pair. 
 
Now sew both pairs together to make your Hourglass.  Remember that the tan will be framing the Ohio Star block so it will appear that the Ohio Star is on point. 
 
And that’s that for this simple block. Have fun.

About cozyquilts

Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Donna. My hubby is retired and I am still working from home. I have twin daughters and am blessed with 4 grandchildren. We are owned by 4 cats that love to supervise and are very nosy. I have been quilting since 1996. In addition to making quilts for my family and friends, I also make charity quilts for Marjoree Mason Center and Valley Children's Hospital. Marjoree Mason Center is a local organization here that helps and supports battered and abused women and children get out of abusive relationships. Every Christmas I make several baby quilts for the women, along with a small stuffed animal. Valley Children's Hospital is a new venture for me that just started this year. Every month or so I drop off a couple of quilts along with a small toy, for the children. I use a lot of bright, fun fabrics to help cheer them up. I do special order quilts but please be advised in advance as I work full-time in addition to quilting, I only do a few during the year. Also, it may take up to 6 months to a year to completely finish a quilt as my sewing time is limited. I only do applique or patchwork and will incorporate machine embroidery into my patterns, when requested. Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you and friends again soon.
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