Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Ta Da!

 A gloomy day here in Alberta, but we are 

getting some much needed moisture so a 

good day to get things done. 

First, we had to go save a newly planted tree. 

Rain and wind pelted us as we strung up supports

so it was a morning adventure. 


Yesterday, was a beautiful, bright day and perfect for

photographing my finished top!  

Here it is, my hourglass top complete!



I did go with the second round of darker 

blues and it has finished to a lovely 87 x 89 flimsy.

The photograph was taken right outside 

my summer sewing room. 

The planting of Morgenrote Berginia, ferns

and 2 colors of Bleeding Heart have 

really flourished with the replacement of 

the solid fence with chain link!

This quilt may be a wedding quilt for my great nephew!  

Possibly a family quilt since I seem to have

enough extra hourglasses to build a lighthouse!



I was an Auntie at 12 years old so it is 

kind of cool to have a great nephew!!

Next up is another couples quilt, the 

sashed color square.  I need 25 blocks 

and have 20 at the finish line so it is really coming along!



 Dark blue blocks are finished up and 

most recent addition of yellow makes it 

sparkle and enhances the other colors . 

Right now, I am working on the black squares. 



Then on to at least  one orange and a few browns. 

I may have a few left over for the next one but 

I do have to optimize the color combination. 

Each color square is made up of 4 diagonal 

stripped 8 1/2" colored blocks . 80 inches of 

color and sashing at 1 1/2" should let me 

finished it up at a nice 87" square.

This morning's Sew Social with a friend 

should see more progress.

Stay safe and sew on!




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26 comments:

  1. Ohhhh That Hourglass is amazing!!! That would be fun to keep it in the family!!!
    Sorry about the wind and rain - poor tree!

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    1. The tree rescue was successful so that is good. The hourglass was fun to do!

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  2. That's super cute. Congrats on your flimsy finish.

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    1. Thank you! I will have a long armer quilt it, there are so many seams!

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  3. I was thrilled to become an aunt when I was 12, too! The next year, I became a big sister, at 13. A crazy year!

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    1. I still remember when she was born, I felt so grown up to be and Auntie!

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  4. I LOVE the hourglass quilt! Such a traditional beauty. My project is still it its infancy stage. Have a great week.

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  5. Congrats on finishing up your Hourglass quilt top, Deb!! Here's hoping you continue making progress on the next project. It's going to be a beauty, too!

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    1. I just love color family quilting, it really limits the stress of decision making.

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  6. Love the hourglass top as I knew I would since I've enjoyed every photo of your making it. A great nephew seems the perfect recipient! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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    1. Thank you for hosting! I love seeing all the creativity every week!

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  7. Wow, love the hourglass quilt, it's just beautiful! xx

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  8. Love your hourglass quilt! All those little scraps!

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    1. And now I have even more! How did that happen?

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  9. Your hour glass top is gorgeous, such a lot of little pieces to stitch together!

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    1. So many seams, Glad I know a long armer!

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  10. Great hourglass top! What a great way to use up all of those little bits and scraps. Congratulations on the finish!

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    1. Thank you, it was fun to make , but now what to do with the leftover blocks? Maybe a matching mini!

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  11. Love the hourglass. You've done a terrific job with the colors. (And, wow! That has a ton of hourglasses in it!) Glad you got some moisture.

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    1. Thank you , I just dropped it at the long armer's . And more rain today! All good tho!

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  12. I love your hourglass quilt - just saw it on Midweek Makers

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    1. Thank you! I chose a Kaminsky pantograph for the long arming so it should turn out great!

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  13. Beautiful quilt! And a beautiful garden for the backdrop! You've done a good job, inside and out.

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    1. Thank you! The garden does make us very happy!

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