I finished up my hourglass quilt. I was able to get it loaded and quilted on Sunday night.
Oh what a pretty array of color. I had so much fun with this quilt. I’d happily make one again and again.
It was fun to slow down my quilting a little bit and take in all of the different prints. I love these. See the one that says, “Iowa”. Next to it there is one that says, “make soup”.
After that, it was on to binding. I was REALLY tempted. Really, really tempted to let it sit and do something else. Then I reminded myself that this quilt needs to get done so the next quilts can get done. It’s so much nicer to say, I have one finished vs I have one to bind.
I ended up going with a pink binding. It was the color that I had enough of.
Originally I had hoped to bind in teal. Teal is the center fabric and I thought it would bring that color out if I bound in it but I didn’t have enough teal. I only had enough of pink or lime green. I went with the pink. I’ll save the lime green in case I do another boy quilt at some point.
So are you tired of my babble and ready to see the whole quilt? Well here it is…
This is seriously my favorite quit of what I’ve made in awhile.
Can you see the hint of the pink binding? I think it was the right color. I think I even like it better than if I had the teal color.
Here’s a closer picture….
If you’re making this, I strongly recommend that you look at your scraps and make the rounds according to which fabrics you have the least and most of. I didn’t have much teal at all so that’s why I put teal in the middle. I didn’t have a ton of purple but wanted to keep that to the outside as it was the darkest fabric.
Happily I had backing fabric.
In the world of my dreams I would have had purple being it’s a girl quilt but this was perfect. I bought it on a garage sale some time back. $18 for a backing…I’ll take that.
I would have loved to show you some pictures of it laying out flat but the weather here isn’t cooperating at all….so Ruby’s feet were wet too…so picture of Ruby on the quilt. This will have to do.
She wasn’t loving the idea at all.
Seriously. This is one of the favorite quilts that I’ve made recently. I will make one of these again for sure.
Just a reminder…this is a Bonnie Hunter pattern and basic instructions can be found HERE. Thanks Bonnie!!