One of my daughter’s favorite parts of the Harry Potter series is when Hermione gets a time turner. She’s made several “time turner” necklaces by stealing a 2-minute hourglass timer out of a board game box and tying yarn around the necklace to be her time turner. She was absolutely certain that this block needed to be a time turner as well.
Today’s post is block 7 in our layer cake sampler quilt. We’ll be sharing a new block every other week for the first half of this year, and when the project is finished, you’ll have a gorgeous 72”x90” quilt to enjoy. To make the complete quilt, you’ll need 1 patterned layer cake and 1 solid white layer cake. We picked the Lil’ Red layer cake by Stacy Iest Hsu for Moda fabrics for the sample quilt.
Supplies Needed for today’s block:
2 contrasting patterned layer cake squares and 2 background layer cake squares, made into half square triangles as described here.
- All seam allowances are a scant ¼.”
- Align two half square triangles of the same fabric so that the patterned sides align and the diagonal lines go in opposite directions. This will end up looking like a Flying Geese block. Make four of these blocks from each fabric for a total of eight.
- Align two of the flying geese blocks from the same fabric so that their center points meet. Stitch together. Make two blocks of each of the fabrics.
- Align an hourglass block from fabric A with an hourglass block from fabric B, with one block going vertical and one block going horizontal. Make two identical pairs.
- Turn one of the blocks from step 4 upside down and stitch together to complete the Time Turner Block.
If you’re catching up on our half-square triangle quilt, here are the previous weeks’ blocks:
Week 1: Chainsaw Block
Week 2: Ask for Directions Block
Week 3: Parallelograms Block
Week 4: Missouri Star Block
Week 5: Pinwheel Block
Week 6: Herringbone Block