So after talking with a few of you with questions on making the hourglass quilt, I decided to write up a pattern and I’m tossing it in the shop.
(Tomorrow, Etsy seems to be down for maintenance right now.) I’m sure many of you could figure this out on your own, without the pattern (It’s not hard, I promise!) but I know how it is when you just want a pattern in front of you. So I’m going back to my hourglass block tutorial to post a little more information to help you in the future. The question I'm most commonly asked is what was the size of my block. My original squares were 6-1/2” and after I was all done, I squared them up to 5-1/2”. I’ll add this and some other info to that post for future reference.
In the mean time, let me tell you a little bit about my pattern. The first four pages of this pattern are all about creating the lap quilt like you’ve seen in my posts. I have diagrams drawn showing how to assemble the blocks (much like my photo tutorial in the side bar) and I have cutting diagrams for the white fabric and your fat quarters. I give you all the information on how much white fabric, fat quarters, binding and backing fabric you need.
Additionally, there is all the info you need for creating a crib, twin, full, queen and king size hourglass quilt…as well as a computer drawn picture showing you a visual of what it will look like when completed. Like the diagram above. I give you all the fabric requirements and tell you how many squares to cut of your fabric as well as how many hourglass blocks you’ll be creating. I also have diagrams for how to cut and piece your backings for each of the sizes.
Finally, I’ve included a bonus pattern for a large hourglass, king size quilt. Because really, I can’t imagine piecing all of those tiny little squares for a king size quilt! If some brave soul wants to try it, I'll give you the pattern for free! This picture here is what the completed quilt will look like.
So, between finishing New Moon (Loved it!) and starting Eclipse, this is what I've been working on. As I said above, I will give you some basic info on my lap quilt in the Fast Hourglass Block tutorial, so you really don’t need this pattern for that, but just incase, this will be in the shop for you, too.
And I just HAD to share…I created myself some new business cards today. I’m loving them – now I just need to place my order. The back will have all of my information on it, white the front will be just an identifier. Photos have been ordered and I'm excited for them to arrive so I can begin to sell my prints. It’s shaping up to be an exciting month!