Today let's look at this variation of the Hourglass quilt block. This is an easy block to make with only two basic units to sew together. At first I couldn't see how this could be considered an Hourglass block until I had finished it. Consequently, I made the block how I saw it (a Square in a Square block surrounded by Half Square Triangles). Just goes to show that there are different ways to construct the same block!
Today let's sew together the Strips and Squares quilt block that Nancy Page first published. I think the pattern has been around a lot longer though due to the number of names it goes by - Hand Weave, Handcraft, Handwoven, Interwoven, Over and Under, to name a few. I can see why it's popular - it's easy and produces a nice interwoven design when blocks are sewn together.
Today let's look at the Tulip Lady Fingers quilt block. It's still a little early for tulips in my neck of the woods so this block is a welcome reminder that spring is just around the corner. This traditional block first appeared in the Ladies Art Company publication and is quick and easy.
Today let's look at the Squares and Diamonds quilt block. This block was first published in the Kansas City Star. Pretty easy to sew with just Half Square Triangles, Hourglasses, and a easy partial seam construction center unit.
Today let's look at this lovely Swing in the Center quilt block. Well, Swing in the Center is one of the names it goes by - there's also Dumbbell Block, Mrs. Roosevelt's Favorite, and Roman Pavement! No matter the name, it is a pretty block. Here I've made it with three colors and a light background.