This version of the Double Hourglass quilt pattern is a nine patch format using squares and half square triangles with three (3) fabrics. This version was first identified by Nancy Cabot in 1933. (Source: Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns compiled by Barbara Brackman).
Today’s quilters sometimes refer to a different quilt block as the Double Hourglass, which we are referring to as Double Hourglass Quilt Pattern 1. Both quilt blocks have two hourglass shapes but are very different in design and layout.
This version of the Double Hourglass quilt pattern is perfect for beginners who want to practice piecing and half square triangles. Here is the fabric layout for this quilt block.
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