I want to thank everyone for all the great comments and suggestions on how to quilt the triangle shapes on my hourglass quilt. It was difficult for me to leave them un-quilted, but I decided to give it a try.  This allows the triangles to ‘pop’ and gives more visual interest to the quilt. Not to mention all the time it has saved me! 🙂

I was able to finish the quilt this week – I am so excited! I have decided to name the quilt Timeless. This is such a traditional block, and looks good whether it is made with traditional or more contemporary fabrics. Therefore, the name Timeless.

Timeless - An hourglass block quilt

I love that the quilting is so visible on the back, and really shows off the quilting design.

Matchstick Quilting on hourglass quilt

I chose the hourglass block to highlight all the great prints in the Somerset by Fig Tree & Co. collection. I didn’t make the blocks in the most efficient way (I ended up sewing two extra seams per block than I needed to) but the end product was what I wanted. I figure now I can add one more item to my list of  “how not to make a quilt block.”

A friend of mine commented that she really didn’t care for my bikini quilt. That just cracked me up! (Love you MM!)

Hourglass quilt front

I have wanted to do a black/white binding for some time now but never had the right project for it. I felt like these fabrics and this pattern would be the perfect one to try it on and I am soooo happy with the way it looks. I used an Architextures print by Carolyn Friedlander. At first I thought it might be too bold, but I really like how it borders the quilt.

Architextures binding on hourglass quilt

I’m pretty happy to call this a finish. The fabrics are beautiful and the texture of the quilting is amazing. I wish you could touch it! The binding looks just like I wanted it to so I will definitely be using a black/white binding again.

I hope you were able to make progress on your projects this week, no matter what they are!

Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs is releasing her new pattern Grande Scrappy Tiles today. Five of her pattern testers are hosting a giveaway for the pattern, so hop on over to her blog to see all the great versions of the Grande Scrappy Tiles quilt and enter to win your own copy!

If you can’t wait for the giveaway and would like to purchase your own copy, Cheryl has it available in her Etsy, Craftsy, and Payhip stores. The pattern is on sale until July 4th.

And, if you come back here next Friday you’ll have an opportunity to win a copy of her pattern Sea Star, which will be released next weekend.

In addition to linking up with the parties below, I would like to link up with Yvonne’s Thankful Thursday. So this week I’m very thankful I have a finish, and that I have made significant progress on another project I’m working on. I am also blessed to have a growing friendship with a new quilty friend – it is so much fun to talk with someone who loves this quilting thing as much as I do! And last, but not least, I’m very thankful our youngest son is coming home for the weekend to spend time with us. I guess I better go get my quilting stuff moved off his bed. 😉

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