Thursday, May 14, 2015

Hourglass Crib Quilt

Last months do.Good Stitches block was a traditional hourglass quilt block combined with solid blocks following the Cloud 9 Shake It Up pattern using colors of red, cream, navy and blue. Can you believe I have never made hourglass blocks before! I'm loving this online quilting bee and learning so much!  I had so much fun making these blocks that I didn't want to stop and made an entire crib quilt top in the bat of an eye!

I had so much fun doing the hourglass blocks that I hardly used any solid blocks but did include a few to shake things up a little.

I had very little yardage available for this quilt as these colors aren't my typical 'thing.' I tried adding some sky blue but that was a major fail! I actually ended up buying a handful of fat quarters from my lqs to round this quilt out including the cute animal print from Alexander Henry above.  The navy colored Kona is Windsor, my favorite shade of navy.

I chose a polka dot binding - big surprise I know! But it really was the perfect thing here... isn't it always though?!  The backing is white minky dot. I quilted the hourglass diagonals and ended up with a cute diamond pattern on the back.

I finished this quilt just in time to capture a couple of pictures of our tree flowering in the backyard. Usually they bloom, it rains and they're gone. These little flowers smell so amazing... like summer

Our blocks were a little bit larger than the Cloud 9 pattern. We used 6.5 inch squares for the solid squares and started with 7.5 inch squares for our hourglass blocks. I love the method of making hourglass blocks in the pattern - nearly perfect centers each time - I didn't need to pin at all which I also loved! I sorta want to keep making these blocks over and over; I'm not quite tired of them yet! This quilt measures 36x47 after washing.

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  1. Those aren't really my typical colors either, but I think this is adorable! And the minky dot back is perfect for a baby/crib quilt. Almost reminds me of an farmer's hankerchief type of look, would be cute for a picnic blanket as well!

  2. So cute!! And polka dots always seem to be a good choice, don't they? I feel like you can never go wrong with a good polka dot. :)

  3. nicely done. really like the dot minky backing. looks really soft.

  4. I'll bet it has such a nice feel and weight with the Minky, too. Nice job of blending your palette. Red is sometimes tough to use in a baby quilt, but you've worked it nicely.

    Julie @ Pink Doxies

  5. I think your choice of colors in this quilt is wonderful! The minky on the back gives it a real cuddly quality. Nice work.

  6. I like the way you varied the colors so that the same color is sometimes the dark and sometimes the light. The quilt is quite attractive and has nice contrasts to entertain baby.

  7. This is really lovely - the colours are great, and I love the minky back :-)