The Hour Glass Quilting Block
The Hour Glass Quilt Block is made up of 4 Quarter Square Triangle Block. Put 4 of these blocks together as in the above picture, and you form a pinwheel in the center. Using value you can make the pinwheel block more prominent.
For the above block review the instructional pages on how to make a Quarter Square Triangle Quilt Block.Then sew the blocks together following the above picture.
This is a great block to mix with other blocks, use in a sampler quilt, or use with lattice. This makes a great frugal and scrappy quilt. You can give it a scrappy sashing also.
If you want to combine it with other blocks, I've put an example at the bottom of page of combing this block with the Rail Fence block.
This is another easy, but delightful block that can make a very interesting quilt. The one I designed below is monochromatic. It is in shades of green, with a little aqua. The quilting police will tell you to put lots of different colors in your quilt. I am fond of brightly colored quilts, but I also find monochromatic quilts very peaceful and restful.
Have some fun with it, and do it your way!
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