Thursday, September 15, 2016

Crossing Time Quilt

I finished piecing my Indian Summer quilt and pulled out another project I had started last year. I saw this quilt:

In this magazine that I have from 2010:

It looks like a simple patchwork quilt on point, but it's actually made of hourglass blocks:

I don't know why I was drawn to it because I haven't felt the need to make anything in the teal and red colorway that has been so popular, but I liked this before that combination became trendy. They are pretty together, but I just have nothing in those colors around my home. Still, I kept thinking about this quilt and then when I finally looked closer, I realized that I HAD bits and pieces of that line of fabric. It was a Moda line called Wuthering Heights and I won it in a giveaway 5 or 6 years ago. There was quite a bit of dusty pink in my pile, but I eliminated those for this quilt.

I also have a weakness for hourglass block quilts. I made this one from a couple of layer cakes:

And I loved how this one looked completely different, yet used the exact same block, giving a nod to color placement.

There wasn't much of the teal in my pile and I dug deep into my stash to come up with one that would work. What I found isn't a great match, but I had actually looked for about a year at other shops for something that would coordinate to no avail.

This is 50" x 55" and I would have loved to have made this larger, but I was limited by the lack of teal fabrics. I didn't have a lot of the other colors left either, but I had just finished piecing this when I unearthed one of my project boxes with leftover Portobello Market fabrics from this quilt:

So I pulled some of those and mixed those in with what I had left and some of the fabrics coordinated well. Still, no teal. So I'm trying to decide if I ought to add borders or not and pulled some options:

I may attach regular borders or I have enough of a variety for a square in a square border. I could add a piano key border, but I'm not sure if that would compliment the quilt. I'm going to have to sleep on it for a few days before I settle on one or the other...or neither...or both...or a combination of all of the above. In other words...I haven't decided. :)


Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

Isn't it wonderful to NOT have a deadline and be able to sleep and dream about finishing a quilt? Your quilt looks dreamy...perfect for a good book or a nap.

Denise :) said...

I love all these colors . . . I see a running theme throughout! :)

Dar said...

Lovely colors that you've started with. Whatever you decide on doing, it will be the right decision for you. I'll be watching to see which way you go. Happy dreams.

Tired Teacher said...

Can't beat a beautiful quilt that busts the stash! I like the border selections you found, and think they would look wonderful with the hour-glass blocks.

Janet O. said...

It is very pretty. I really like the pattern created with color placement.
There is enough going on in the quilt that I don't think it needs a piano key border (besides, they are a lot of work). But whatever you decide, I'm sure it will be lovely.

Pauline said...

What an interesting quilt! I wasn't fond of the hour glass until I saw how you put it together. Thanks! Another one for my bucket list. I love your colors. Will this be another baby quilt? I don't think I could part with it if it were in my possession! Beautiful work, perfectly matched points. Love it!

Donna said...

I stumbled upon your blog from someone else's... don't remember whose, but I'm glad I did. I love your quilts! So enjoy looking at quilt sites and reading/looking at what others are doing. Oh! Those PERFECTLY matched points are wonderful.<<>

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