Monday, April 22, 2013

Like sand through the hourglass on Design Wall Monday

Well it does appear I have made enough units for the blocks of this Hourglass quilt on the cover of Kim Brackett's new book Scrap Basket Beauties. And thinking about the name of this quilt called to mind that opening line from the soap opera "Days of our Lives" sands through the hourglass. Oh I just had a flashback to my childhood... I remember my Mom watching that show... in black and white. That was a long time ago - LOL!

I like how it is looking. It takes 324 units to make 81 blocks. I've only got one row sewn together so far. Eight more to go! Before the borders it will measure about 55" square. I want to add a narrow inner border and then a wider swath of that Moda Alphabet print.

I like this rusty Moda Grunge fabric but I don't have enough. I see another trip to Fabric Shack in Waynesville in my future. I was there last week and purchased a half yard for my Vintage Schnibble, Hat Trick. I'll show it later this week. I got the top done but I haven't decided how I want to quilt it yet.

Okay, lots of running around this week. My youngest son has exams and I have a couple of appointments too. Hope we all get some sewing time in.

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. I remember my mom watching her soaps too. She would have to tape them if we were going to be the story plot changes from day to day "snort".

    The hourglass blocks do look like sands through the hourglass and that title for this quilt really makes a brain see the movement :0)


  2. Oh, I love that alphabet print - perfect for those scrappy, tumbling hourglasses.
    My college roommate was addicted to that show.
    Sending good thoughts for your son's exams. Our girl is prepping for hers as well and it always takes me right back to college and makes me feel like I was sucked into a backwards hourglass.

  3. That border fabric is perfect for the hourglass quilt. I love it.

  4. What an intriguing block! I think I have figured it out....but it may be better to get the book.

    I remember watching Days of Our Lives. Wasn't the town called Somerset?

  5. Fabulous colour/print choices - that border fabric is a wonderful choice for the quilt.

  6. I have to agree with everything that the border print is perfect! Such a fun quilt!

  7. Your yellow as a neutral works so great. Love your version of this quilt! It's going to look terrific.

  8. That went together quickly. It looks great.


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