Friday, November 25, 2011

Anniversary & Double Hourglass Quilt

It was just one year ago yesterday that I finished my very first quilt.

My First Quilt

I really can't believe that it's been such a short time! I am so thankful for the joy that quilting has brought me this year and for the support of my family and friends. I have officially finished 11 quilts throughout the year and it's been fun to learn from each one of them. I'm thankful that I've finally landed on a hobby that I've stuck to for awhile (unlike knitting, playing guitar, or running (that lasted about 15 minutes)). Thanks for journeying along with me in my first year of quilting!

Here's my eleventh quilt, which was finished a few weeks ago.

Double Hourglass Quilt

 This fun quilt was made for my friend’s niece. I love making quilts for babies and kids, because it means you get to use bright colors and fun patterns. I mean, I wouldn’t complain about putting something like this on my bed either, but kids just require cheerful quilts. I used Allison’s tutorial for the Easy Double Hourglass over at Cluck Cluck Sew.  I’ve never made double hourglasses the traditional way, but I can promise that this block construction is quite simple and the blocks come together quickly. This was my first time using a template for cutting my blocks. It was fun to try something new. By the way, Allison offers some amazing free tutorials! I think Sprocket Pillows are in my future.

About this Quilt:
Fabric: Cotton solids (Kona, P&B Textiles, and one I don’t remember) and Kona Cotton White
Binding: Carolyn Gavin’s Spring Street, Spring Stripe Red
Size: approx. 40" x 50"
Pattern: Double Hourglass
Quilting: Horizontal linear quilting in white

Double Hourglass Quilt


  1. Eleven quilts in a year-well done. You have been busy. I love how your Double Hourglass quilt has turned out. Some little person is going to be very happy.

  2. Look who's back! I love this quilt. The colors are so fun. And I have to agree, kids quilts are the most enjoyable to make. Also because they're small ;-)

  3. Just wanted you to know that she loved the quilt! Was so fun to give it to her!