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!
- Creatin’ in the Sticks
- Vroomans Quilts
- Patchouli Moon Studio
- Samelia’s Mum
- Days Filled With Joy
- Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
- Stitchin At Home
- Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel
- The Darling Dogwood
- Quilting Gail
- Time 4 Stitchn
- Just Let Me Quilt
- Bumbleberry Stitches
- Karrin’s Crazy World
- Lianne Makes Stuff
- Songbird Designs