Monday, June 17, 2013

Hour Glass...

Someone long ago took a close look at an hour glass and then made up a block for a quilt.  This block has a history and it is quite interesting. Here are excerpts from an article I found from the Telluride Historical Museum explain....
It is speculated the hourglass quilt pattern was originally developed as “quilt code” by the Sealcott Indians to help fugitive slaves escape north to freedom. These coded quilts would have hung outside windows or on fences advising escaped slaves when and where it was safe to travel. The color of the hourglass indicated what time of day help would come: red for morning, yellow or green for afternoon and blue or black for evening.
The block is very easy to make.  Two half square triangles and two 4 patches. IMG_7061
The PDF is here.  Enjoy.  This block was easy, and tomorrow's is even better!  The hardest part is choosing the fabrics!

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