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.