It’s My Time in a Bottle!

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! 😉

Just click on the photo if you want a trip down memory lane 😄

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;

I forgot to take a picture so had to use one from a previous project.

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:

Once again I’m using a previous photo 😉

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.

Here’s the list for today:

March 17

Ms P Designs USA

Quilt Schmilt. You are here! 😉

That Fabric Feeling

Quilted Delights

Words & Stitches

Selina Quilts

Thank you for stopping by to read my post. 😄 Carol


Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

35 thoughts on “It’s My Time in a Bottle!

  1. Condolences and a big virtual hug for the death in your family. I love seeing how you make your hour glass blocks and a fun way to use up those fabulous bright nickle squares of fabric!

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  2. I’m very sorry for your loss. The hourglass quilt is lovely and the way you created the hourglass blocks by starting with a 4 patch is new to me. Thanks for that!

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  3. Hi Carol! I’ve not made an hourglass block like that. Thanks for sharing your method! I love the layout you’ve chosen as well. It is a happy and bright quilt, and I’m 100% certain youngster who receives it will just love it. I haven’t heard a Jim Croce song for a LONG time. I hope the raw pain of your family’s loss is beginning to subside a bit. {{Hugs}} a bunch! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  4. Carol, I think this hop evoked memories of Jim Croce’s song in many of us!! Thanks for sharing your way of making QSTs. That is a new way for me! I love the quilt, but so sorry for your loss. It will be waiting when you are ready to complete it. Prayers and hugs.

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  5. I’m so sorry you’ve had a death in your family, Carol. Hugs and prayers to all of you during this difficult time. I’ve never made an hourglass block like that, so thank you for sharing how to do it. The beautiful quilt will be loved, I’m sure. That song has totally dominated my brain since I first came up with this blog hop idea. LOL Thank you for sharing!

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  6. It is so bright and colorful. I enjoyed seeing how you made your blocks. It’s amazing how may ways one can put together an hourglass block.

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  7. I haven’t seen that way of making hourglass blocks before – although I have seen it for pinwheels, which is pretty similar! Your resulting quilt is happy and cheerful. I am so sorry to read about the death in your family.

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