This version of the Double Hourglass quilt pattern 2 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.
Double Hourglass quilt pattern 2 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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Here is a fabric calculator for common block sizes for the Double Hourglass 2 quilt block:
One variation for this quilt block is to use a fourth fabric for the center squares. Fussy cut some great print or pattern for the center block and surround it with solids or blenders to compliment the print. For a toddler, pick out one of their favorite characters and highlight them in the center block.
Most of all have fun and make amazing quilts for those you love!