Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Happy Hour Quilt with Tutorial

Yesterday I finished chaining the rows together and got them all sewn on. I thought I might not be able to put the sashing and corner posts around the edges of the quilt. I didn't quite have enough red to do it and finish the binding. I would have had to choose one or the other. But I little excursion to a couple of fabric shops and I found a close enough match that I pulled it off.  I didn't know if the red was a Kona or a Bella solid let alone what it was called. The match is Riley Blake's cayenne. 
 My hour diversion allows me to complete my quilt as planned. To celebrate I'm naming my scrappy hour glass quilt Happy Hour. If you are interested in making your own Happy Hour you will need. 198- yellow/orange quarter triangles and 198- blue/green quarter triangles. I cut mine with my Nifty Notions Quarter triangle ruler from 3 1/2" strips. You can find how to use this ruler here. They are the geese without the sky. The tutorial is for geese in case that statement just confused you.
I sewed these into hourglass blocks with a blue/green combo as top and bottom and a yellow/orange combo as left and right. Then alternated the blocks so that the blue/green was next to the yellow orange. Is that clear as mud. Does this picture help?
Then I cut 218- 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" red sashing rectangles and 132- 1 1/2" squares in yellow, blue and green. And started sewing the sashing and rows together.
It's quick, easy and a pretty good scrap buster. If you make one I'd love to see your version. Email me or leave a link in the comments here. 

8 comments:

  1. I love how this quilt top looks with the red sashing. It really makes the blocks pop!

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  2. I love your quilt! The red is perfect! Wish I had more time.

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  3. I love that red sashing. I would never be that brave, but it looks great.

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  4. A wonderful scrappy quilt! I love the sashing in red!

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  5. The name is perfect for it and it is a great looking quilt.

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  6. It looks beautiful and fresh. Greetings and happy new year

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  7. Thank you for the inspiration! For the next two weeks, I will be cutting fabric and I will definitely be cutting triangles from my scraps.

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  8. This is a stash buster if I ever saw one. THanks!

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