Monday, April 11, 2022

Hour Glass Block - Sneak Peek #1 - Block ReMIX Challenge

It's time for Sneak Peek #1 of my Hour Glass Block.   

Some month's I have a vision of how I want to reimagine a block and other months I don't... this is one of those months were I do not have a vision!  So I just starting playing and allow the vision to develop on its own.   


I began by adding lines on two opposite Quarter Square Triangle (QST) sections.  I have the width of the lines alternated between narrow and wide just to give a bit of visual interest.  The lines could be piecing lines or they could represent the use of striped fabric - how fun would that be? 

As I'm designing, I always like to layout the block into a quilt-like arrangement just to see what secondary patterns emerge.  Sometimes the secondary patterns will then drive the direction the block design is going.  While I wasn't exactly loving the block layout I do like the secondary patterns.  We have almost lost the hourglass look and now a large pinwheel is emerging in the center based on color placement. 

I truly love the opportunity to play and experiment with different blocks as part of the REMIX challenge.  I'm going to keep playing with this block, so be sure to watch for next week's Sneak Peek #2. 

Each Monday, the participating designers are sharing about the challenge on their Instagram feeds.  Some of us are adding other social media too.   If you don't already follow me on Instagram, I'm @masterpiecequilting 

Here is the list of Instagram handles of the participating designers.  Each of us are sharing our fabric pull and / or color scheme this week.   












An easy way to find the posts is using the following hashtags.  Just type them into the search box and the posts will show up. 













I can't wait to see what everyone is selecting for their fabrics and I hope that you will take a look too! Be sure to follow each of the designers so you don't miss their posts during this fun challenge.

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