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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

very simple banana bread

Anybody need a good banana bread recipe? I found it the other day and it is super simple and very good.

Halfway There

haphazard pile of hour glass quilt blocks

150 down, 150 to go! (On my son’s hourglass quilt for his bed.)

Wordless Wednesday, Sort Of

This has nothing to do with quilts, except they are in the room where I make my quilts. Just wanted to share my favorite books of all time.

best books I've ever read

I was introduced to The Outsiders and The Giver when I taught eighth grade. Love them. A Thousand Splendid Suns will make you look at Afghanistan and 9/11 in a completely different light. The Great Gatsby. Fell in love in the eleventh grade. Belong to Me, a sweet book….. chic-lit, I suppose but with amazing language. And my all-time favorite, The Thornbirds. ¬†Fell in love with that one in the tenth grade. Best book of all time, I think.

Cutting, Pinning and Sewing

Making progress.

hour glass quilt blocks sewn and pinned together

Hour Glass Quilt Block Tutorial

I’m in the process of making my son a twin quilt for his bed. I decided to make it using an hour glass quilt block pattern. Since I’m making (what feels like) a million hour glass blocks, I thought I’d write up a little tutorial.

I’ll go ahead and say that you can find this tutorial all over the Internet and everyone seems to have their own little spin on it, so this is just how I make them.

And I’ll go ahead and say that if you’re totally new to quilting, use my pictures to guide you as much (if not more) than my words. I try to make my tutorials as clear as I possibly can, but a picture’s worth a thousand words, right? Also, go ahead and read the entire tutorial before you start making your blocks. When I was new to quilting, I found this helped tremendously.

Ok….first cut your squares.

I cut mine 5.5 inches. You can cut yours any size you want. This tutorial will work with any size block.

fabric squares cut for hourglass quilt

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