Friday, October 29, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2010- Autumn Hourglass Quilt



For my first entry in the Blogger's Quilt Festival, I just had to share my favorite quilt ever. I was going to our church's monthly craft night in September and I knew I couldn't waste that opportunity to make something. Autumn is my favorite time of year and I wanted a quilt that reminded me of that time of year.


On my way out the door I grabbed my stash of Katie Jump Rope, a couple of coordinating dots, and a black and cream floral print from American Jane Peas & Carrots. The black fabric was a last minute addition, but I think it totally made the quilt.


I did a few quick google image searches for scrappy hourglass quilts and saw one where a lady had used reds for the border. I loved how it framed the quilt so I decided to use the black floral I had to be the "frame" or "insta-border" for this quilt since I don't really like doing traditional borders.


I took 9.5" squares and just sliced them diagonally twice and sewed them back together. That's it. I made there were no duplicate fabrics in each square (4 triangles per square). I also made sure I had enough black triangles for each side piece and I used 1 large black triangle for each of the corners.

Loopy Free Motion Quilting


The quilt is bound in Katie Jump Rope Orange Stripe and Katie Jump Rope Bandana dot. I love absolutely loved this quilt and I'm so glad I decided to take advantage of my time to make it.  It has been dragged to bed (by me) like a lovey, been stolen by my 6 year old (and stolen back), helped a whole preschool full of toddlers (including mine) not get scratchy booties from sittin' on hay bales at the pumpkin patch and will serve as decorations in our "It's the Great Pumpkin" Trunk or Treat Car this year..  This quilt has already carved a place in our autumn traditions...I call that a success.


Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival
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40 comments:

  1. I love your quilt! The fabrics are great! And, your photos are beautiful!

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  2. This is a lovely quilt, congratulations:)

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  3. You can't go wrong with KJR! (Now I really want to play with mine!)

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  4. So vibrant, I love orange and red together

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  5. This is an awesome quilt, Mary! Love the colors and the way you put this together!

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  6. It's gorgeous Mary and has such a loving story. I love Katie Jump Rope and you made it sing in this autumn quilt! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I love your quilt! It looks right at home with those pumpkins.

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  8. Hi Mary. This is a great quilt. Love the pattern and use of colour. I enjoyed reading how your family loves using it.
    I'd call it a great success, too!

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  9. Looks like you have just created a piece of family history for yourself :) Lovely.

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  10. I love Katie Jump Rope and have a few treasured scraps of that very colorway. Wonderful job you did on this--it's an heirloom that's getting more memories stuffed into it daily! Thanks for sharing your quilt's story :)

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  11. Love this quilt. Yep the border/black fabric is perfect.

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  12. Your quilt looks perfect among all the pumpkins. Beautiful.

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  13. Your fall harvest quilt turned out very well. I like how you chose to border it with the black and white print. It sounds like it will be very well used this autumn.

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  14. This is a perfect autumn quilt- so lovely and your story is great!

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  15. I love this quilt. The colors are great and I love that you chose not to do a typical border.

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  16. I love it! Orange is my new favorite color. The black border is nice! Thanks for sharing. (the pumpkins are cool too!)

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  17. I love your quilt! I think I need to start collecting more orange fabrics so I can make something like this!

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  18. What a beautiful combo of the KJR prints with the black print. Very pretty!

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  19. I LOVE this quilt. The colors are beautiful, and the black "border" was the right way to go. It's one of my favorites of yours.

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  20. original dans le choix des couleurs superbe je suis sous le charme ,félicitation

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  21. The quilt fits in with the pumpkin patch perfectly! Very pretty :)

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  22. i love the fabrics you chose and how you put all the black along the edge ... you're right, it makes a nice border! :)

    xo
    sara

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  23. i love this quilt!! the quilting looks great, fab border and the pumpkins in the pic are a perfect touch!! xx

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  24. what a great quilt! i totally love the fabric combo..
    thanks for sharing,
    claudia

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  25. I love this quilt! I would have had trouble putting such similar colors with prints next to each other, but I really love your result. So I'll file this into my brain for out of the box thinking (which I'm trying hard to do more of). And I like the black border. I don't like sewing those long seams for borders, so that's another idea for me... You're quite the inspiration!

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  26. this is so pretty ....i love it!

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  27. What a delightful quilt, very fall-y and co-zy!
    Sounds like its already had quite a workout, sounds like it is loved. Great job.
    Come see my 1890 antique schoolhouse quilt
    http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com/
    and black/white/pink scrappy miniature

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  28. This is a very striking quilt. I love it! The black was a perfect choice for the outer row.

    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante at comcast dot net

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  29. I love the black triangle border, and you've got me thinking ... Monthly craft night at church could work here - can I steal your church's idea?

    Benta@SLIKstitches.co.uk

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  30. Wow! Gorgeous colors! I love it! :)

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  31. Wonderful quilt and the way you photograph it is perfect.

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  32. It sounds like you didn't just create a quilt - you made some great memories.

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  33. pretty! I love the fall colors you used. Katie Jump Rope is so fun.

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  34. I can't believe this combination was somthing you picked up on your way out the door! I guess sometimes it is better not to plan and just see what happens.

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  35. Love this quilt, very clever use of the black fabric as border.

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  36. Love the oranges and the 'insta' border! Great idea!

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  37. what a lovely quilt. those colors and fabrics are so great in the hourglass pattern and the border worked out so beautifully. thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  38. When I look at this quilt I see half-square triangles. Took me a few minutes of staring at photos and reading your description to realize it's not! I started cutting for my own version of this - excited!

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