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    Hourglass/9 Patch Quilt

    In watching the tutorials for the hourglass block, I noticed the most beautiful quilt hanging on the wall behind Jenny. It's made of hourglass and 9 patch blocks with a scalloped border. Can you give me the dimensions of this quilt as I would love to make one? Did you use all layer cakes? Or combination of layer cakes and jelly rolls? Thanks you for time.

    Teresa from South Carolina

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    Re: Hourglass/9 Patch Quilt

    Good Morning Teresa
    I have noticed that quilt but have no idea of the dimensions. Perhaps an email to the MSQC would alert the girls to your interest? And perhaps a tut on that one?
    Have a great day.
    Blondie
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      #3
      Re: Hourglass/9 Patch Quilt

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKbvv6Uy-es&feature=fvsr

      I think this is the video you should watch first.
      then this one:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Quzu2...eature=channel

      then this one:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIHhTxTpMQ0

      Hope this helps.
      Sewing mends the soul.
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      Do the math; count your blessings
      Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.

      http://pinterest.com/vintageprims/boards/ Unless we are creating we are not fully alive
      ~ Madeleine L'Engle

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        #4
        Re: Hourglass/9 Patch Quilt

        I wastched the three videos but still wonder what was used for the 9 patches. My calculations just don't work out.....the hour glass will be smaller than 10 inches, but by how much?

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          #5
          Re: Hourglass/9 Patch Quilt

          It should finish at 9" (in the quilt) so the matching 9 patch blocks will be made from 3.5" squares.
          Lynn

          "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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            #6
            Re: Hourglass/9 Patch Quilt

            Originally posted by Dragonfly View Post
            It should finish at 9" (in the quilt) so the matching 9 patch blocks will be made from 3.5" squares.
            So that would eliminate using jelly rolls since they are 2.5" wide. I'm guessing they used layer cakes and then yardage for the 9 patch blocks. Any ideas?

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              #7
              Re: Hourglass/9 Patch Quilt

              Teresa
              when I watched all three videos, I got the impression that they used jelly rolls or 2.5 inch strips in rows of three. Then they had to cut it into squares that fit the hour glass which measures 9 ". I haven't done the math so, I don't know. It just seemed that those videos were the closest I could find this a.m. to what you were needing. I think Dragonfly has the correct math. You could always cut the hourglass down to fit the 9 patch?
              I failed math so don't ask me. This is why I have so many UFO's. grins.
              Sewing mends the soul.
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              Do the math; count your blessings
              Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.

              http://pinterest.com/vintageprims/boards/ Unless we are creating we are not fully alive
              ~ Madeleine L'Engle

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                Re: Hourglass/9 Patch Quilt

                I'm terrible at math too. But I think I've got it figured out. Obviously, you use a layer cake for the hourglass block. Then in order to make the 9 patch block the same size as the hourglass (which should finish out somewhere around 9 1/2 inches), you would either have to use matching yardage to cut 3 1/2 inch strips to make the strip sets to subcut into a 9 patch. WHEW!!! Or you could use 2.5 jelly roll strips and cut down the hourglass to about 6.5 inches. That's sound likes the easiest way to do it, otherwise you would be wasting all your layer cakes to make strip sets.

                If all else fails, I'll just call Jenny at MSQC and ask her.

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