Saturday, September 11, 2010

Design Wall...

So I feel a bit pretentious calling a backwards $2 tablecloth I have stapled over an ugly window a "Design Wall." I held off for a long time, but honestly isn't this a lot prettier to look at than mini blinds???

I wish you could see the beautiful autumn color this has cast into my kitchen and sewing nook (but that would involve me cleaning the kitchen!).

Today the hubby drove some of our town's Little Leaguers in a parade celebrating their great showing in the 2010 Little League World Series. I am pretty sure on September 11, 2001 I never imagined I would be spending the 9 year anniversary doing something so innocent, American, and fun. It was such a poignant way to celebrate Patriot's Day. Many thanks to all the men and women who sacrifice themselves so we can feel normal again.


  1. I think I love, love this.. What is the pattern called,or is this an original?

  2. It's just hourglass blocks but I did not make them organized and orderly. I saw the idea to have the darkest value blocks on the edge on a picture one time and I just love the way it framed that quilt up so I tried it here. I made these at the craft night at church. Hopefully I can sew them together soon but right now I am kinda digging the free stained glass look I have going on.

  3. do you have a site for a pattern? Is that 4 equilateral triangles? What size blocks do you begin with?

  4. I cut a 9.5" square and then cut it diagonally both ways...that gave me the 4 triangles and then I just rearranged them and sewed them back together. It made a 8.5" unfinished hourglass block. I think whatever size squares you use you will get a 1" smaller hourglass block but I can't say for sure. There is another way to make these using half square triangle cut and resewn (to avoid bias edges), but honestly every single point in these blocks has matched up perfectly and that doesn't usually happen for me, so I don't think I'd waste the extra steps.


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