Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Finished Double Hourglass, More Quilt Festival

The sun finally peeked out here, so I thought I would show you the latest finish.  This double hourglass will also be going to Sandy Survivors.  I'm working on the third and then I'll get them all in the mail.

If you look above the quilt you can just make out the black figs.  The Petite Negra fig tree decided to have a second crop.  (It is called "petite" because it is supposed to be a dwarf tree.  Note to self:  nothing growing along the border of the chicken yard will be dwarf.)   I guess it felt sorry for me since the first crop was a dud.  We had no rain and then too much rain and all the figs the first time around were totally inedible.

Here you can see the backing and binding.  It is a colorful quilt and hopefully someone will be blessed by it.
Now for a couple more of the quilts we saw at Houston Quilt Festival.

I liked the order and yet the variety in this churn dash.  I want to make one.  I've been so inspired seeing the ones Wonky Girl has made over the time I've been visiting her blog.  I noticed she comes back to this block as it is a favorite of hers.  Curiously enough, I've never made this particular block.  I need to expand my horizons! 

And this one is just spectacular on so many levels.  Not even going to pretend that I'll try anything like this anytime soon!  It is a beauty, though, isn't it?
Outside I can hear birds singing their little hearts out.  I love that.  It's a pretty day after several gloomy, gray ones.  I'm glad to see the sun again!
Hope you're having a wonderful day.
Hugs and kisses,


  1. This quilt has worked out really well. Your hourglass quilt is great. Love the colours. I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.

  2. I absolutely love your latest quilt for Sandy survivors.

    I love that Churn Dash!!!! Thanks for sharing her blog. OMG she has chickens, too?!

  3. Another gorgeous quilt Elaine -- I don't know how you do it! And thanks for sharing the churn dash -- what a pretty quilt!

  4. Love the Double Hourglass quilt! The colors are spectacular ... and I love the fabric choice for the binding!

  5. The Houston Quilt Show sounds fantastic. I love your quilts. The pattern for the Double Hourglass is beautiful. Glad the sun came out. It makes a person feel much better.
    I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving with your family.

  6. Just gorgeous. I love the Hour glass pattern and the colors. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  7. Such a beautiful vibrant hourglass quilt!! Love the quilt show quilts as well! Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Hi, Elaine. Very pretty hour glass quilt that I'm sure will be much appreciated. Loved seeing your photos from Houston--oh, my!
    best, nadia

  9. Love your hourglass. The fabrics are fantastic. I love how the design works with the fabric, too. And that churndash is lovely. I have always thought I would make one of those, too.

  10. Love your hourglass piece... Happy Thanksgiving.

  11. I love your hourglass quilt. Whoever receives your beautiful quilt will love it.
    I agree. Wonky Girl makes beautiful quilts.

  12. Hi Elaine! What a beautiful quilt! May the recipient get many years of blessings from it!
    ...and happy belated Thanksgiving! I did think of it on Thursday that it was Thanksgiving for you, but I've barely been home at all since Wednesday. God bless!

  13. Love your hourglass set one point. Clever idea. Very effective. A++


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