It’s been a while since I’ve seen a quilt that got me super excited to get behind my machine. Unsurprisingly, Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Company changed that.
This is called the “Disappearing Hourglass Crazy Eight,” and it is absolutely stunning. Plus, it may be one of the most unique quilts I’ve ever seen in my life. I had to make it as soon as I saw it.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own!
Now that you’ve gathered your supplies, it’s time to stitch up this baby. With Jenny’s help, this is super easy. Without any further adieu, let’s get started.
The full block is made up of 9 miniature blocks. These mini blocks can be broken up into 3 categories: the outer corners, the center block, and the 4 surrounding blocks.
The outer corners are simple. Take two different colors of fabric: two squares of print, then cut 2 squares of background fabric that matches the size of the print squares.
Then, stack the squares and use a rotary cutter to cut the corners. Mix and match the squares, and sew them up. Now 4/9 of them are done.
Now for the center block. Simply make a 4 patch out of those same 2 fabrics as the other blocks. Simple, right?
Finally, let’s do the surrounding blocks. Take the same 2 types of squares of fabric as the other blocks. Stack them, then cut them in half vertically. Take each of these and slice the corner, just like the corner blocks.
Mix and match the corners, then mix and match the strips. Sew them all up and it’s done! Place the 4 patch in the middle and surround them with these strip-mix blocks.
For the corners, add the square corner blocks. Sew it all up, and your block is done!
Watch Jenny go into more detail in the video below. There you can get a better idea of how it’s done, and see a visual of it being sewn up!