A Finished Scrappy Hourglass Quilt

Free Hourglass Quilt Tutorial

It may be December…but I’m still sewing with fall over here!   This has been waiting to be finished and today I forced myself to get it done. 

Now it’s ready to be stuffed into a bin until next year…but at least it will be finished (I pulled last year’s Christmas quilt out today…it still has no binding)! 

Free Hourglass Quilt Tutorial

To make these hourglass blocks I used my free printable pattern you can find below:  

Printable Hourglass Quilt Pattern

I started with 6″ squares, and I skipped trimming up my blocks since they were all semi-square (my back was thankful).  Instead of sewing them together individually, I sewed each hourglass into a 4 patch, then sewed the 4 patches together to make the quilt. 

Sewing looooong tiny rows together is my least favorite part of quilting, so I try to make small blocks into bigger blocks whenever I can. 

I quilt it with single straight diagonal lines along the seams.  Easy peasy. 

With all the bulky seams, this quilt already has some stiffness and weight…more quilting would have made it even more stiff.  

The backing is the navy script from Backyard Blooms (so hard to find now but I found some here, here, here), and the binding is my favorite basic Blossom

Free Hourglass Quilt Tutorial

Free Hourglass Quilt Tutorial

Free Hourglass Quilt Tutorial

I machine bound it with my easy machine binding tutorial

Free Hourglass Quilt Tutorial

There really is nothing better than a scrappy simple quilt.  A handful of these fabrics I’ve had for 10+ years…so it’s extra special and really nice to finally use it up!  

 

 

 

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Wish Pattern

Wish Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

If there was ever a year to wish on a falling star….this would be it!   

Wish is my newest pattern, and it might just top the list as my brightest quilt yet.  

Wish Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

When planning out this quilt I started with a dark background and moody golds and yellows…but then I saw these True Color fabrics by Tula Pink and dropped everything!  They are saturated and whimsical…perfect for shooting stars. 

This quilt can be made with all fat quarters, or you can use a jelly roll for the star tails and fat quarters for the star.  One jelly roll + 4 fat quarters and a background will make a Throw size.  

Wish Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

This quilt would be great for a beginner with some experience piecing angled seams.  The blocks are big, and only 15 blocks make up the throw size. 

Of course I also used Diagonal Seam Tape which makes these blocks a billion times (or so) faster to sew. 

Wish Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

I used my favorite white as the background, Bella Solids 9900-200 Off White (it’s not really off white…I’d call it more a creamy white in person).   

Wish Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

Wish Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

I sent this quilt to Knot and Thread Design so she could quilt it with a shooting star design.   

It’s hard to see in a photo but it’s perfect!   

Wish Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

Wish Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

Wouldn’t this quilt be perfect for a teenage girl?  I don’t think it’s too “young” looking…but then again I haven’t been a teenager for a very long time! 

Here’s a mockup of a night sky version I was planning…I love it even more with a dark background and lots of pretty golds.  

Wish Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

I’m finishing up a Christmas version of this pattern I’ll share next week, it’s SO GOOD!!

Wish Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

The Wish pattern can be found here as  PDF and here as  Paper pattern.  

THANK YOU for visiting my blog or reading my emails, and for your encouragement and support.  I love this community, it’s been such a huge part of my life and I’m so grateful for each of you.  

 

 

 

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An Hourglass Pattern and an Hourglass a Day

How to make Hourglass Quilt Blocks

Last week my friend Trish posted her new project to make an hourglass block a day, and it felt like a perfect fall project for my current crazy life situation. 

How to make Hourglass Quilt Blocks

I can make 2 hourglass blocks in just a few minutes…so I can fit in a block here and there while I’m helping my kids with schoolwork.  I also have a large random assortment of fall-ish fabrics I’ve had for years…so it’s a great way to stash bust.  

How to make Hourglass Quilt Blocks

I wrote a tutorial for an hourglass quilt years ago, so I thought it a good time to update it, add some sizes, and make it printable.   

How to make Hourglass Quilt Blocks

Click here or the image above to go to the printable pattern.  

It also has a handy chart for lots of sizes.  

How to make Hourglass Quilt Blocks

I’m currently making the 4 1/2″ finished size (6″ starting squares), and hoping to have 208 blocks to sew into a throw size quilt by the end of November (16 rows of 13 blocks each 58 1/2″ x 72″) . 

If I make 6 blocks a day I’ll have enough to sew into a quilt in 35 days. 

How to make Hourglass Quilt Blocks

It makes a great low stress project if you decide to join us making an hourglass (or 6) a day!  

Update:  Here’s my finished top!! Isn’t it fun?! 

Free Hourglass Quilt Tutorial

 

 

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