I sewed up the second block of Pam Buda's Orphan's and Scraps Sew along. Pam is posting a new block every Friday for 5 weeks. Here is the block for week number 2:
Pam has shared a great technique for creating this small block with many pieces. It starts with four hourglass blocks:
Then you need four additional squares for each hourglass:
You sew a square to two opposite corners of the hourglass in a sew and flip fashion.
And then do the same for the opposite corners.
Isn't that a neat little trick? Here are the first two blocks together. I left the rotary cutter in the photo so that you could see just how small they are.
Update December 2014:
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