Block 3 – Hourglass

The Urban Sampler Quilt

Cutting Instructions

Unfinished block size: 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
There are 3 Hourglass blocks in this quilt.

These are the instruction for making one block.

Fabric A
2 (5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″) squares
Fabric B
2 (5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″) squares

Pair fabrics and draw a diagonal line on the top square.
Pin and sew 1/4″ on either side of drawn line.
Cut between seams on diagonal.
Press seams open (If you prefer, press your seams to the side). With right sides together and seams lined up, layer the two half-square block, make sure opposite colors are layered together. Pin where the seams meet – check that the seams are aligned by peaking inside.
Stitch 1/4″ on either side of drawn line.
Cut between seams on diagonal.
Press seams open.
(If you prefer, press your seams to the side)
Trim to 4 1/2″ – making sure corners fall on diagonal seams.
Pin pairs as per layout and stitch using a scant 1/4″seam.
Pin the two halves of the block, matching the center seams.
Stitch a scant 1/4″seam.
Press seams open.
(If you prefer, press your seams to the side)

Happy to answer your questions, leave a comment below and I will get right on it.

(Copyright Diana Vandeyar. For personal use only)

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