This block tutorial shows how to make the Hourglass block as shown in the 2019 Quilter’s Planner.

Hourglass Block

Number of Fabrics: 2 | Number of Pieces: 2

(1) 7 1/2″ square

(1) 7 1/2″ square


Referring to the “Half-Square Triangles (HST): Two at a Time Method” instructions in the Reference section of your Quilter’s Planner, make (2) untrimmed HSTs using the 7 1/2″ squares. Press toward the darker fabric. Do not trim HSTs.

Nesting seams, repeat the same HST Two at a Time Method using the HSTs sub-blocks to create (2) Hourglass Blocks. Press seam open.

The trim the finished Hourglass Block to 6 1/2″ square.