Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tiny Tuesday: #26 Old Snowflake


The recommended piecing for this block was altered up quite a bit.  Rather than paper-piecing all of it, I elected to rotary cut and patchwork piece the hourglass blocks.
 
I like how these rulers are labeled!  It doesn't take much calculation at all to determine strip sizes for blocks!  I knew that the finished hourglass block needed to be 1 1/2", so I grabbed my Companion Ruler (a quarter-square triangle ruler), looked at the BIG outer numbers (which show the FINISHED size of the block), and cut strips at the width of the inner/center/smaller measurement listed.

Then I cut up the recommended paper-pieced units for the corners of my nine-patch block....

Then pieced the 9-patch together :)

Still plugging along :)
Heading to school today for a few 'relaxed' hours this morning;  slowly transitioning into school-mode :)

3 comments:

jillquilts said...

Great block! Way to go! Good luck back at school.

Andee said...

Very cute!

scraphappy said...

This one turned out great. I like the way you did it with less paper piecing.