Here’s an easy quilt to piece using Quarter Square Triangles. I used my Accuquilt Go to make my blocks but you can make them from squares too.

Quilt size is 40 x 56

Hourglass quilt

Quarter Square Triangles are 4 inches finished so if you’re making them from squares – you’ll start with a square that is 5 and 1/4 inches. If you don’t know how to make the block, here’s a good tutorial.

Make (140) 4 inch finished hourglass blocks (4.5 with seam allowances)

Sew (4) hourglass blocks together rotating the blocks as shown below. Make 35 blocks.


Then assemble blocks into rows – sew 5 blocks in each row and sew the rows together, you will have 7 rows of blocks.

Here’s my finished top. I am not adding a border to my quilt but you could use a 4 inch border if desired.


I changed my mind before quilting this one and added a 4 inch finished border (cut 4.5 inches) making my quilt 48 x 64.


I made a larger quilt several years ago using the same 4 inch finished Hourglass blocks.


And here’s another scrappy one made with 6 inch finished hourglass blocks. I did not sew these into groups of 4 blocks before sewing them together like I did with the smaller 4 inch blocks. This one is set 9 blocks across x 12 rows and is approximately 54 x 72.

I also made the 6 inch hourglass block in Red/white/blue

And here’s my latest scrap one

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