Remember this? Now its this very bright quilt top made from my favorite colors. (in case you haven't noticed I have LOTS of favorite colors) This was my first quilt using so many triangles, and it actually went fairly smoothly and went together fast.
I used the tutorial Christina put on her blog. Except I started with 7 ½" squares so my finished blocks were roughly 6 ½". And I didn't square them up after. I felt like I was cutting more than a ¼" off each side when I was squaring them up, but mostly it was because I am a L.A.Z.Y. quilter. I usually find I can eyeball things straight as I go, and (knock on wood) it has worked for me so far with no resulting wonkiness. This top ended up being about 54" by 66", with 99 blocks total.
I love how where four of the hourglasses meet, it creates a pinwheel. Can you see it? Its like one of those eye tricks where you have to find the pattern in the pattern. :) Have a great weekend everybody!
I'm right there with you on squaring up the blocks. Boring! The quilt looks great so you surely didn't need to.
love it! i'm liking those colors more and more too. i love the triangles, shaking things up. ;)
It took me forever to find the pinwheel! I subscribe to the same "squaring up philosophy," although it seems your eye is better than mine.
That is really pretty, I really like it! Those colors look great together!
Love it! Great colours!
Great color combination! It took me a minute to see the pinwheel, but then once I saw it, I had to try harder to see the hour glass pattern. My eyes are tricky!
I found you through the Mountain Baby Blankets. I'm a pretty new quilter and I'm having a great time looking around.
wow! I just got a new sewing machine combination embroidery machine for christmas. Now your quilt has inspired me to get it out of the box!
I love this quilt top! Red and Aqua are favorites of mine too... Can't wait to see it finished!
It looks fantastic! We've been talking about a red + aqua hourglass quilt around here...i like it! I hope the tutorial was helpful. I find it a lot easier then cutting a lot of little triangles and piecing them together.