Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Double Hourglass Quilt Tutorial

Hi Everyone,

Today I finally have a finish to share with you.  After months of adding borders to WIPs and binding, binding, binding, I can now share an actual quilted and bound quilt!

This is a double hourglass quilt that I designed and made using  two Moda Jelly Rolls, one is Hello Luscious and the other is a jelly roll from the Moda Basics range in Porcelain.  This quilt is super quick and easy to piece and you don't need any templates - just a 6 1/2" square ruler with the 45 degree line marked out it.  I have written a pattern/tutorial for it and you can download it here.

I love to go to this local church to photograph my quilts.  I love the colour of the stone work and the rustic old gate is perfect for hanging quilts.  Incidently it is the church my mum got married in.

My mum quilted it for me using a pantograph pattern called 'Cherry Blossom'.  Here is a closeup of the quilting and of my favourite fabric in this line.  Basic Grey, who designed Hello Luscious, have the most gorgeous solids in their collections called 'grunge' and this pink grunge takes the cake, it is GORGEOUS!

I hope you enjoy the tutorial, and if you happen to make one of these quilts I would love to see it, so don't be shy - email me a picture!

I am linking up to Quilt Story and Freshly Pieced so head on over and spread the fabric love.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

 Fresh Poppy Design


  1. the quilt and the church are lovely!

  2. This is beautiful. I'd love to cuddle up underneath it and take a nap. Or lounge on a hammock with it.

  3. Another beautiful quilt Shontelle! I agree with you about the church too...gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial.

  4. Such a beautiful quilt! I love all those colors together. Great photography location too! One of these days I'll get more creative with my spots and find a great place like this for my photos. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

  5. It's so pretty. I love hello luscious : )

  6. Great photos, beautiful quilt. I never noticed how the blocks make an oblong shape and I quilted it, amazing the perspective a photo can show. What a great quilt frame square...good job Greg.

  7. Wow! This is so beautiful .. off to check out the tutorial.


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