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Hourglass Quilt Pattern: Fun, Fresh and Layer Cake Friendly

Hourglass Quilt Pattern Chelsea Garden fabric snowy background

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ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A QUILT PATTERN THAT LOOKS COMPLEX BUT REALLY IS VERY FAST AND SIMPLE TO PUT TOGETHER?  THEN YOU’LL LOVE THE HOURGLASS QUILT!

I’m so excited to introduce you to my latest pattern – the Hourglass Quilt!  It’s timeless, elegant and simple, which is exactly how I like my quilts!

Plus, this pattern is layer cake friendly!  And you know what that means.  That’s right – way less cutting!  Let’s take a closer look at this pattern.

 

 

Something I really love about this pattern is its simplicity.  The quilt is made up entirely of hourglass blocks.  And to help you, I’ve got a full tutorial on Hourglass Quilt Blocks.  They come together so easily!

Even though it looks complicated, this pattern is definitely beginner-friendly.  Plus using layer cakes helps you be confident with the block sizing.  

You can easily change the look of the quilt top by adding borders or turning your blocks.  Please note that the pattern does not include any fabric requirements for borders, but it would be very easy to add them in.

The rows can be made using the layout I’ve chosen, which alternates the directions of the hourglass, or you can create your own pattern with them.

 

Get a peek at my Hourglass Quilt and matching Pillow in my YouTube video:

 

 

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Key Features of the Hourglass Quilt Pattern

  • Skill Level: Confident Beginner
  • Finished Quilt Size: Varies – pattern includes 
  • Pattern Style: Hourglass blocks

 

Fabrics Required

To make this pattern, you need 10-inch squares in contrasting print or colour.  I recommend using layer cakes in both prints and background, but you absolutely could use all prints and create a very scrappy look!  I made my quilt top using a combination of a layer cake and yardage cut into 10-inch squares.

You will also need batting, backing and binding and these measurements are included in the pattern.

I have a simple Hourglass Quilt Block Tutorial that will be very helpful for completing this quilt.

 

 

Quilting Tools

Every great quilt starts with great tools.  You will need the following:

 

Be sure to take the time to square up your blocks as you work.  This will help you to achieve nice crisp points.

 

BONUS – the Hourglass Pillow Pattern

Also included in this pattern is a coordinating throw pillow pattern.  Use some of the same fabrics from your layer cake, or choose something totally different!  You could create your blocks using solids that coordinate nicely with the prints you choose, which would be just lovely.  

This pattern also includes my Hourglass Quilt Block Sizing Options chart!  You know what that means – the Hourglass Quilt Pattern is perfect for Charm Packs too!  Remember that while the required squares will be the same, the finished size will be half!

 

 

Get the Hourglass Quilt Pattern

This timeless pattern is available in my shop here: 👉 HOURGLASS QUILT PATTERN

For another quick and easy quilt pattern with a big impact and ten sizes included, check out this:  CRISS CROSS CHRISTMAS QUILT PATTERN 

Yes, it is called Criss Cross Christmas, but it’s perfect for any time of year!

 

Happy Stitching!

 


 

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Hourglass Quilt Pattern Chelsea Garden fabric snowy background

 

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