Simple blocks – Chain and Hourglass

Another block with Quarter-Square Triangles (QSTs) today but this time with squares from three strips. Instructions for making these units are on the tutorials page.

chain and hourglass block a

‘Hourglass’ is the name of the QST unit and when the blocks are put together into a quilt the stripped units form a chain –

chain and hourglass quilt

If you turn alternate blocks around –

chain and hourglass quilt b

you could then add sashing strips between the blocks –

chain and hourglass quiltc

Or you can recolour the blocks and combine colours in the quilt –

chain and hourglass block c

chain and hourglass block d

chain and hourglass quilt a

Or you can put the blocks on point –

chain and hourglass quiltd

There are more ideas in the instruction sheet for the block.

Chain and Hourglass


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