Saturday, March 10, 2018

Project Quilting 9.5: A Stitch in Time...

Despite a very busy week this week, I managed a finish for this week's Project Quilting Challenge.  I loved the theme, and thought of going in a number of directions with my quilt.  My first thought was that I wanted to incorporate "A Wrinkle in Time" since I am very excited about the new movie coming out soon, but I really couldn't come up with a good inspiration for a quilt with that idea. 

Then I thought about doing a quit with hourglass blocks, did a google search, found a tutorial for a Disappearing Hourglass (how appropriate!) and knew that's what I wanted to work with!  I had a perfect clock fabric in my stash, and found some 10 inch squares that I could use with it for my blocks.

These blocks are very fast and easy to make - I was quite pleased with the results!
Four blocks was a nice size - I wanted to do some hand quilting on this one, and a week isn't long to finish a quilt by hand!

I decided to try the 12wt Lana Wool in my Aurifil Artisan box.  I've never done any sewing with wool thread at all, and saw that it was recommended for big stitch quilting, which was my plan.
My plan for quilting this was to use circles.  I found a mixing bowl for tracing around...and traced 9 circles!  I love the way the stitching looks as the lines intersect! 
Isn't the backing bright and fun, too?  I also used this fabric for the binding.
I added a line of stitching in the border as well, and called it done!  A stitch in time saves nine, you know. 

Stitched in Coos Bay, Oregon, this quilt measures 30 x 30.  I've decided to call it "In the Stitch of Time" 


Lisa England said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the link to the tutorial. Also, I LOVE that backing fabric. Do you happen to know the manufacturer or fabric line?

Kathy E. said...

Oh, so pretty! Using the Disappearing Hourglass block was a perfect choice for this week's challenge, Pamela! That shade of green is my favorite of all the happy!

PersimonDreams said...

THis is so beautiful! Love the fabrics!