This month’s blog hop is being hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt. The challenge is to add an hourglass in your project. It could be 1 or 100!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day for all of you that have a bit of the Irish in you 🍀☘️🍀
As soon as Carol announced this hop, it started. A never-ending ear worm that brought back so many memories. I was still a teenager when this song came out! 😉
For my project, I started by gathering 5” squares; some of which had been gifted to me by Denise B. I needed bright, happy prints:
Chain sewing happened! Making 4 patches with the centre seams spun;
As you can see in the photo above, the next step is to face 2 blocks together, making sure all of the seams match. I pin them carefully. Then you sew a 1/4” seam all around the outside edges.
I give the blocks a press at this time to set my seams. Then the blocks are cut on the diagonal, both ways:
I square the blocks and make sure the dog ears are trimmed.
Then the fun began laying out the blocks. I tried to not have too many of the blocks making a square. I really wanted the qst’s to show off that hourglass shape.
Chain stitching the sashing, and the columns happened over a couple of hours.
Here you have it;
This quilt came about because I needed a quick quilt for a child. I wanted it to be bright, and random with a few planned placement of the blocks. It’s in the TBQ pile with binding a backing and will go to the studio with me on my next trip.
I did get to the studio but received news of a death in my family which totally destroyed us all. The quilt is still unfinished for now.
Please take the time to visit the other bloggers who have projects ready for your inspiration. Do remember to show your quilty love by leaving a comment to make everyone’s day.
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Thank you for stopping by to read my post. 😄 Carol