I made a dozen hourglass units for the block centres. Each unit is unique--I don't want any matched pairs.
I have 15 sets of 4 HST's done (not including the set in the completed sample block. I'm aiming for contrast in each HST, not necessarily a dark and a light. The dark rectangles on the left are for the centre bars between the HST's in the blocks. Some of them will be dark and some will be medium.
Here is a picture of everything on the design wall.
I checked with Mary Elizabeth Kinch about showing a picture of the quilt on my blog. With her permission, here it is:
Chain and Bar Quilt, Maker Unknown, Alberta, c. dates not specified, cotton, 185.5 cm x 179 cm, from the collection of University of Alberta Museums.
Isn't it wonderful? The woman who made this quilt used every last scrap of some of those fabrics and then had so make a few substitutions in some of the blocks. It would be fun to examine this one in person, up close and personal.