Thursday, December 3, 2020

Morewood Mystery ++ Hourglass Units

Happy December!



Welcome to the December instructions for the Morewood Mystery Quilt along. There is plenty of time to join in on the quilt along!  You can find all of the information about the Morewood Mystery, including schedule, past instructions, links to the Facebook group, sneak peek, and more at the Morewood Mystery Page.

We are going to be making some Hourglass units this month.

Click the link below for an downloadable, easy to print version of the instructions...

Morewood Mystery - Hourglass Units






 Hourglass Units




Combine 15 fabric D squares 5 ½" x 5 ½", 15 bg squares 5 ½" x 5 ½", and 30 bg squares 5" x 5" to make 60 hourglass units 4 ½" x 4 ½".

1. Place a fabric D square 5 ½" x 5 ½" and a bg fabric square 5 ½" x 5 ½" right sides together. Draw a diagonal line using a removable marking device on the back of the lighter square (shown as the solid line).

2. Sew a ¼" seam on either side of the solid line (shown as the dotted lines). Cut on the solid line and press seams open or toward the darker fabric.

3. Do not trim the half square triangles (HSTs) at this point.

4. Repeat to make a total of 30 D/bg HSTs approx. 5" x 5".




5. Place a D/bg HST approx. 5" x 5" and a bg square 5" x 5" right sides together. Draw a diagonal line using a removable marking device on the back of the HST (shown as the solid line) perpendicular to the seam.

6. Sew ¼" on both sides of the solid line (shown as the dotted lines). Cut on the solid line and press seams open.

7. Trim half hourglass blocks to 4 ½" x 4 ½". Repeat to make a total of 60 hourglass units.

Do not worry about the orientation of the seam between the bg fabrics in the hourglass units.






Many thanks to the generous sponsors of the Morewood Mystery Quilt!






Any questions?  Leave them in a comment below or post them to our Facebook group page.  I look forward to seeing everyone's units.  The next set of instructions will be published on the first Thursday of January, the 7th.






3 comments:

  1. So glad I'm on top of things and ready to start with these blocks.

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  2. how do you square up these hourglass blocks? any tips?

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  3. I just realized I didn't finish my november blocks, oh my gosh have to trim first and then do the next part and its the first of the year tomorrow. Yikes I need to get cught up

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