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!  




17 Responses to A Finished Scrappy Hourglass Quilt

  1. karen berrisford December 2, 2020 at 2:18 am #

    Love this one!!! Scrappy always gets me

    • Allison December 2, 2020 at 10:44 pm #

      Thank you! Scrappy can never go wrong…maybe. :) -Allison

  2. Amy Gehman December 2, 2020 at 7:13 am #

    I love this!!! My mom made me this same quilt pattern for my college graduation many years ago and it has so many fabrics from my childhood…wonderful memories and stories all captured in those fabrics! I admire that you are pulling out quilts to finish….I need to do that!

    • Allison December 2, 2020 at 10:43 pm #

      Oh that’s a great idea for a sweet memory quilt! I bet it’s cherished!

  3. Rosemarie Castonguay December 2, 2020 at 9:31 am #

    I’ve been making blocks too ….. but my version has taken a different turn. Please visit the link below and just keep scrolling down to see my progress. I absolutely loved making these blocks and I used charm squares. My block size turned out different, but it really looks good. Thank you for getting me inspired!

    • Allison December 2, 2020 at 10:43 pm #

      Your quilt is so beautiful! I love the Elf too LOL!

  4. Diane December 2, 2020 at 9:36 am #

    I love this…Just perfect for low key, low mojo 2020. Thank you for the easy tute. xo

    • Allison December 2, 2020 at 10:41 pm #

      I’m there with ya….I’ve had very low mojo this year!

  5. Diane Evans-Spackman December 2, 2020 at 9:43 am #

    It turned out so great! When you first pulled the fabrics I kind of wondered, but heck, it is a beaut. Great binding choice too. I want to do this so bad!

    • Allison December 2, 2020 at 10:41 pm #

      Haha I wondered too when I first chose the fabrics…I wanted to use up some “oldies”! Scrap quilts are magic like that!

  6. Susan Ray December 2, 2020 at 1:27 pm #

    Your quilt looks great, I hope you get to enjoy it for many years to come.

  7. Carmen Montmarquet December 2, 2020 at 6:33 pm #

    I love your quilt!! Scrappy quilts are my favorite and your’s is just full of scrappy goodness! Thanks for sharing!!!

    • Allison December 2, 2020 at 10:41 pm #

      Thank you! Yes definitely nothing beats a scrappy quilt!

  8. Alycia Quilts December 3, 2020 at 7:22 am #

    Love it!! I am still working on plaid ones that i started with your tutorial!! I better step it up! Have fun finishing your Christmas quilt – it is adorble!

  9. weddingdressblue February 22, 2021 at 12:55 pm #

    Here’s my quilt. Thank you for the inspiration: https://weddingdressblue.wordpress.com/2021/02/22/hourglass-finish/

  10. gloria reed March 5, 2021 at 9:07 am #

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