Friday, July 22, 2011

Hourglass Quilt | do. Good Stitches

Was able to complete this before the weekend! This is a quilt for the PEACE group of do. Good Stitches and I am pretty excited about my first month being a Quilter.

[pattern by The Sometimes Crafter, various green pattern fabric and gray solids]
I love how everything comes together from all these amazing quilters from around the world in our PEACE group- it's like Christmas in your mailbox everyday as they arrive. I pieced the back together using extra blocks, Joel Dewberry Aviary 2 and Sweetwaters Grow text fabric.

The pattern is by the talented Christina - The Sometimes Crafter. Be sure to check out her blog for some amazing tutorials - in fact I followed her binding tutorial for this quilt. And it looks like she is getting ready to launch her new website...I had a sneak peek of the new patterns...giddy, just giddy to try them out!

[Kona Pepper for the border]


I was able to quilt this one at Quilting Simply here in town [360.771.0818]. After a two hour class you can rent time on their longarm quilter. It was so much fun and WAY easier than trying to roll up and shove through my machine at home. I also didn't realize that there were so many patterns that you can follow - I used a stippling one for this quilt. I will definitely be doing most of my quilting there.
[Sweetwater fabric]
 I will be making a drawstring bag for the quilt to go in - excited to send this off to My Very Own Blanket

4 comments:

  1. This looks fantastic, Paula! I love the border you added to the quilt.

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  2. @Katie B. Thanks Katie!!! I debated over the border but it really set the hourglasses up nicely.

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  3. Paula: what a gorgeous quilt! Love the design, colors and the back is perfect. Hope to be getting to your area soon! Kitty

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  4. @pklagrange
    Thank you Kitty!!! please let me know when you will be back out - and hopefully Jeanette can come too??!!

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