Finish It Up ~ Hour Glass

Well, this was a quick finish! I enjoyed making it and might make another at some point. And yes, I actually finished it back in Michigan. I did a lot of sewing there and scheduled some posts ahead of time.

I used my small Baptist Fan pattern boards to quilt this on the long arm. I wanted the fans to switch direction somewhere near the middle. It’s an unpredictable plan and a bit tricky to boot.

I love this binding fabric.

My photos are a bit out of order here. Anyway, I mentioned the trickiness of switching the pattern direction in the quilting. You can see I didn’t get things quite lined up here.

I’m okay with that, I’m not as okay with the front. Ugh. I quilted one line twice and it showed up dreadfully. This nearly ruined it for me.

But after washing and hanging, I decided I can live with it and learn my lessons moving forward.

Lastly, I would like to thank Lynn (click on her name to read her wonderful blog) for giving me permission to recreate her antique quilt.

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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5 Responses to Finish It Up ~ Hour Glass

  1. Darling! I turned out really well. And, if anyone notices that double line, you will know they were impressed enough to look REALLY CLOSE.

  2. Jannette Binder says:

    There’s a saying about “ignoring” what a man on a galloping horse can’t see… I need to use that saying a lot! 😉

  3. Another beauty, Katy. The tabs you use to hang this quilt, are they permanently attached to the quilt? I have a hanger that would work better with tabs, but looking for ideas on how to use tabs without attaching them to the actual quilt (hope that makes sense). That header note is too cute!

  4. Oh it is fabulous! I love the quote on your header. It looks like a vintage diary. Someone you know? I love reading old journals. I have kept a daily journal for over 30 years. I pity my children for having to figure out what to do with them someday!

  5. Carolyn Bahl says:

    Do you keep all of your quilts or give them away?

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