Piecing · Quilting

Disappearing Hour-Glass Blocks

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday was Mardi Gras down here in Louisiana.  It’s a big party before we start our lenten journey.  I’ve growned out of the party part and usually just enjoy a day off with my family.  I’m not too crazy about the crowds anymore.  But since I got an extra day off this week I was able to do a little sewing.  I wake up way too early in the morning.  My husband follows me about 3 hours later.  It’s such a wonderful quite time for me and my machine.

I’ve been able to sew my hour-glass blocks together and press them.  Now I’ll have to cut them apart and put them back together in order to have them disappear.  So far they are coming out good.  I imagine that the next part will be more difficult to match up.  We will see.  I haven’t cut blocks into 9 pieces so that may be a challenge the first time for me.

Here’s pictures of some of my blocks.  You can check out the tutorial here.

Hour glass blocks2Hour glass blocks1Hour glass blocks

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That’s all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.



11 thoughts on “Disappearing Hour-Glass Blocks

  1. I’m interested to see how this turns out. I’ve done disappearing 9 patch, but never hourglass. My son lives in New Orleans and is still young enough to be into the Mardi Gras thing. This year he went to a bakery for a King Cake that has won a Beard award and there were hundreds of people in line, apparently even before the place opened! Smart boy, he had ordered ahead. Lots of crazy/interesting things go on in LA this time of year!


    1. I’m near Lafayette. The parades are not nearly as big as New Orleans. When I was younger in college I would make the trip, but now I stay close to home. I don’t go unless the weather is wonderful. That hasn’t happend for a while. It’s either been cold or rainy.
      Those King Cakes are enjoyed by many here.


  2. Hi Cherie,
    Those three hours in the early morning sound heavenly! Nice and quiet, just you and your sewing machine. I’ll bet you get a lot accomplished then! I love the fabrics in your disappearing hourglass. I’ve never heard of that pattern before – I look forward to seeing this come together. We get to see the before blocks to compare them to the after ones. ~smile~ Roseanne


  3. I too am interested to see the disappearing hour glass block. So far, they look wonderful! Thanks for linking to Wednesday Wait Loss.


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