I love Hourglass quilts and want to make another scrappy one but I want a larger block like this vintage quilt from eBay although this is probably a 6 inch rather than the 8 inch block I want to make.
I’ve got a 4 inch finished die and I’ve made a couple quilts from it.
This one that I gave to Becky
And this one was donated.
I know that I can make these from squares but once you’ve used the die with the tips already cut off, it’s just so easy you don’t want to make them any other way although I did make this one from a Layer Cake (10 inch squares).
I have a 6 inch flying geese die but I don’t like the layout on the die and it only cuts two shapes from each layer … I feel it’s more wasteful than my smaller die that is laid out in a square and cuts 4 shapes from each layer.
I decided I would request a quote for a custom die and see if they can make me one that isn’t too expensive. I drew a quick photo to include with my request so we’ll see what they say.
Mary, Blue Wren (Australia) already makes a 6 inch finished one just like your drawing. Marianne has ordered custom dies from them and is very happy with their speed and quality. They include the mat too.
Worth asking them for a quote for your 8 inch …
I have plans to make an hour glass quilt too! I love the antique one in the browns, but the two quilts you have made are really cute too!
Hi Mary! I think it is fascinating that you can request a custom size die. I look forward to hearing about their response to your request. Happy Monday and quilting. ~smile~ Roseanne
LOVE those quilts, Mary!! The cutter really makes quick work of them, didn’t it?!
Good idea for the die makers. Let us know if they get back to you!