Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Hour Glass Quilt update

This is where I was at when little Olive (nearly 3yrs) came to visit the other day.
She took one look at all the blocks laid out on the spare bed & she just so so wanted to play !!!  Luckily, we were off out to "the cafe" !!!


So today while it rained, I had a final audit/play with the placement of my hour glass blocks!!
...I shifted things around a wee bit to ensure the top & the bottom rows were sort of mirror images of each other, something I have found in the past helps keep a bit of balance happening in a scrappy sort of quilt!
...and I replaced some of the teal triangles with a more deeper blue fabric to give more variety.
...and then I spent a couple of hours sewing, getting the blocks all together!!  (b4 little Olive returns!!!) 

These large blocks went together v. easily, a little bit of pinning to interlock everything nicely, & all  intersections looking ok for once!!!



Linking up with  WIP Wednesday over @  http://www.freshlypieced.com/ later on today. 

12 comments:

  1. It's interesting that an almost-mirror image helps balance a scrappy quilt. Something I did not know!

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    1. just something I made up..but seems to work!!! L

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  2. Really lovely Linda - and so effortless ( not like my hours of angst!)

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    1. thank you! where are you up to with your one? L

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  3. This is looking lovely, is it going to have a border or are you just going to bind it?

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    1. I thought I'd just bind it. I think... because the actual triangles are quite large, any border would need to be wideish and that would then detract from the quilt ! L

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  4. That is a quilt that is right up my alley!

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  5. Beautiful job! I love the bright colors!

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  6. all of those prints are gorgeous! i love how simple the hourglass block is but it can have so many different effects.

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  7. lovely! What a great mix of patterns and colors that fabric is!

    Stopping by from Lee's hop
    http://www.domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2014/01/wip-wednesday-jan-22nd.html

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  8. That is one colorful happy quilt top indeed.

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Thanx for stopping by, happy sewing!