Saturday, March 27, 2010

Double Hourglass

I discovered this Double Hourglass pattern on Pat's blog, and she found a tutorial for it here. Subsequently I found a couple other tutorials for the same block, but Cluck Cluck Sew had the fastest, easiest method.

I played around with a few blocks, then decided they would work fine as a gift for an expectant mother I know. The mother likes bright colors, and I really wanted to get rid of these calicos, most of which are 10 or more years old, so it worked out perfectly. All the fabric for this little quilt came from my stash, about 4 yards I'd say. Yay!

The quilt has a six-inch wide white border, which really doesn't show up well in the photo, but that little narrow green strip is at the edge of the border and will be the binding.

I found some butter colored yarn that was pretty close to the same yellow in the quilt, so I'm knitting a layette to go with the quilt. I have not yet sewn the seams on the booties or turned the edge on the bonnet (it has a scalloped edge), and I haven't even started the sweater yet. But the mother is not due 'til August, so I have plenty of time.

I have been working hard on four quilts, and I'm close to finishing a couple within the next several days. I just finished the Double Hourglass top tonight and hope to quilt it tomorrow, and I am handstitching the binding down on the September Sun. I'll be really happy to get that one off my plate!

7 comments:

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I love this quilt. The colors are so bright and happy. Good work!

Joan said...

Love the quilt - its so bright

Judy S. said...

Great quilt, Sue. I know she'll love it; as do I. The colors are wonderful, and I really like the placement. Cute knitting pattern, too! She's a luck mom....

LC said...

This is charming... and the layette is such a great idea. I really like the calico prints with white. Makes them look more up-do-date. Good job!

Purple Pam said...

It seems that you have been very busy. Two more pretty hexies. How do you have time to remodel a bathroom?

Merete said...

I really love this quilt, lucky mom (and baby) :o)

Pat said...

that is totally awesome!

love the look of the quilt...uses the stash and wonderful knitted gifts, too!

you are a sweetie to gift so much to the new Mom and baby :)