Thursday, February 23, 2017

Quarter Square Triangle Hourglass Blocks

So, this is the finished product of my idea with using the Kaffe Fassett/Philip Jacobs floral blocks alternating with red and gray hourglass blocks. I like it a lot. So much, in fact that it is going to live here! I backed it with a cozy fleece I picked up at JoAnn Fabrics a couple of weeks ago on sale. The batting I used on this one is Hobbs 80/20 blend, and it is very light. The whole quilt is lightweight, but still warm enough for a lap quilt.

Here are a few more views of it. You KNOW I like red! The one on the lower right shows what a good size it is for covering when you're on the couch. This was before I sewed the binding on it.

I had a lot of fun with this one, and I am so happy with the way it developed and grew and finished. YAY!

There were some oatmeal raisin cookies made here and Mr. Muddling and I both sinned mightily., even filched a piece of one before it made it off the cookie sheet!

I am supposed to be working on a baby quilt, but I had another idea, so I cut 48 each of these 2 1/2 by 8 1/2 inch rectangles. And now I've started sewing them together. I just don't resist the impulse to "go with it" when I get an idea. I've switched up some of the fabrics since I took the picture. Who knows, I may have another one to show you soon!

And Spring is in full glorious bloom around here and I'm loving it! I was taking pictures in the front yesterday and when I turned around, there was the neighbor's cat on our roof supervising! He is a funny boy.

I hope you're having wonderful ideas and lots of pretty things to see and enjoy!

Hugs and kisses,


Sheila said...

This one is beautiful! Love the colors, prints and border fabric. I'd keep it, too.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I love the Kaffe-Phillip hourglass quilt. Red is the perfect choice for it.

Oh, glorious spring in Texas! I can't wait for blooms here but it will be a couple months yet.

Susie Swanson said...

Those colors really make this one stand out and the pattern as well. You made me hungry for some oatmeal, raisin cookies. lol Blessings my friend.

Karen S said...

What a wonderful combination of fabrics and colours. This quilt looks amazing. How great to see it hanging over your red fence and then the bonus is the red fleecy backing. Too much red is never enough. This is s great finish.
It is a delight to see all the Spring flowers happening in your garden. Even though Autumn is just around the corner for us we are seeing no signs of it. That's fine - I am in no hurry.

Thimbleanna said...

Another gorgeous quilt Elaine -- I don't know how you do it! You're such an inspiration -- always with a plan. Your blooming flowers pictures are so pretty. We had a teaser of a week last week with temps in the 60's, but we're now back to freezing temps -- spring is still a bit in the future for us!

Connie said...

So pretty! Yes I'm a red lover too and have been acquiring new things in red like purses and "stuff" that a gal needs. My sister loves red and I think her preferences have rubbed off on me. We had some very spring-like weather for a period then tornados passed by us very very closely then yesterday evening we had a bit of snow. Fickle weather this time of year.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Your oatmeal raisin cookies look delicious. I love them. Your quilt is very pretty. I love the pattern and colors.