Time in a Bottle Blog Hop

Carol, of Just Let Me Quilt is hosting this blog hop.

Here is the challenge:

  • Create something with an hourglass block in it. 
  • It can be one block or 100 blocks…totally up to you.
  • You can make a quilt, a bag, a potholder, or whatever.
  • Just have an hourglass block in it somewhere.

Here is my first Hourglass block:

I had a few 60 degree triangles left over from the Island Batik “gradations” project that I made in January. You can read about it HERE.

But, I needed 45 degree and 90 angles to make the hourglass block. Accuquilt to the rescue! I paired all of these triangles with Island Batik’s solid grey material. 50 blocks later, the quilt was put together, the border added and the quilt was finished.

And, for the most part, my gradations are all gone! It’s bitter sweet. I was able to have fun using them and I actually got 3 quilts out of the fat quarter bundle they sent!

This quilt was sandwiched with Hobbs 80/20 and I use Aurifil #2600 (Dove) to quilt it. I started with my walking foot and a small serpentine stitch to outline all of the triangles, then I free motioned a swirly flower “thingy” in the grey areas. The binding is a scrappy binding and it is used with the same serpentine stitch that I quilted with.

This quilt will be donated to the Boundary Bay baby quilt committee.

Here is the list of Time in A Bottle Bloggers

Visit each of them to see their interpretations of the theme!

March 14

March 15

March 16

March 17

March 18

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!    

Linking to:

So Scrappy @ Scrap Happy
Oh Scrap @  Quilting is More Fun than Housework
Frédérique  @ Quilting Patchwork Applique
Monday Making @  Love, Laugh, Quilt
Design Wall Monday @  Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

66 thoughts on “Time in a Bottle Blog Hop

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  2. So pretty! I love these colors so much! I love the simplicity of adding squares in between your hourglass blocks and the stars/hexagons that appear. Beautiful!

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  3. I love how your quilt turned out. These are the best quilts when it makes you take a second look to actually see how it was made. At first I quickly thought of hexies. Who knew it was hour glasses until you get up close. Some lucky little baby out there is going to be happy.

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  4. Lovely quilt, I couldn’t see the first two pictures, they didn’t load, but the finished quilt looks great!
    (and you might want to have the comments at the bottom of the posts, so people can find them, totally up to you, it just took me a while to find)

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    • Sorry the pictures didn’t load for you, but I’m glad you liked the finished quilt! 🙂
      Unfortunately, with the theme I have for my blog – the comments are not movable. 😦


  5. You rocked the challenge on this one with all those gorgeous hourglass blocks. I love the colors and design on your beautiful quilt! It will be so appreciated as a donation quilt, I’m sure. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Hi Gail! I would be sad to see the end of the gradation fabrics, too. They sure are pretty! And I really LOVE the scrappy binding. It’s just the icing on a lovely cake. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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  7. Beautiful end to that fat quarter pack. Gradations never looked so good. You quilting is icing on the cake.
    The “Thingys” you do in the center is fabulous. Love your description. LOL!!

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  8. The secondary pattern created is a sweet bonus from your blocks. This is a sweet quilt, and a great use of what’s left. Thanks Gail.

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