Friday, February 8, 2013

[workinprogress] Hourglass Quilt

Tickled Pink

It's been a week of all things pink in my "studio" and I am happy to say that although it has been a while since I have been quite so heavy handed with the pink color palette, it has been ever so delightful.  


I am also revisiting my love for Half Square Triangles and the traditional Hourglass Block; repetitive easy piecing although dealing with bulkier seams - where points meet - is always a little tricky.  I have pressed the seams together and have tried to be consistent throughout the piecing of this quilt top to ensure that seams lock together and try to avoid excessive bulk. 


My fabric selection is from my stash of pink fabrics, with a touch of red and orange.  I have contrasted these with a wide variety of low volume white/black prints which has added much detail.  My initial plan was to make two baby quilts however once I saw the impact of the small hourglass blocks on my design floor I revisited the plan and pieced a single quilt top.  


More soon.
Rita

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51 comments:

  1. Oddly enough, I'm working on an hourglass quilt right now using your tutorial and inspired by your original hourglass quilt! Was amused to see this pop up in my blog feed. :)

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  2. You have mixed off whites and whites, which I would have been hesitant to do but it works so well! What an amazing range of fabrics. Which fabric is the white with the black safety pins on it?

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    1. The safety pin fabrics is by Timeless Treasures and is called White Safety Pins Tossed. It is currently available from The Fat Quarter Shop.

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    2. Thanks Rita! It caught my eye. Great quilt.

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  3. Gorgeous. I think I may make an hourglass quilt top with the Micro Mod fabric I have coming in the mail! Thanks for the inspiration, Rita!

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  4. Love the colors, how can you not! HST really are great, so many options.

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  5. It's so lovely! I have been watching it's progress on Instagram and have been inspired.

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  6. SQUEAL ! I love this . I'm not a pink person, but must start pulling pinks now. It's gorgeous.

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  7. I've only recently started following your blog, but I'm in love with your colors, fabrics, everything! My mom is a quilter, and I really enjoy watching her quilt, but I find it difficult to find inspiration enough to make any quilts, until recently, and I've started two in the past couple months.

    I'd love to see the finessey details behind your perfect piecing. You said you did a lot of ironing, but would you consider making a post with pictures and descriptions of your process?

    Thanks for sharing your quilts with us!

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  8. Another beautiful job, Rita. Always love seeing your wonderful quilts!

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  9. This is just beautiful! I have the largest stack of pink fabrics--probably more pink than any other color in my stash. Which is weird because I rarely sew with pink--but apparently I just really enjoy collecting it! And I have lots of text and black/white. So maybe one of these beautiful quilts will be in my future this year...

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  10. I find these hst's my brain's automatic block of choice when I sit down to sew. The effect is so great and I love all those points. Not usually a pink girl but I adore this. As ever your combo is brilliant and inspiring.

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  11. What a pretty quilt top! I sure like the colors!

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  12. Love your quilt! The pinks with the black and white is fabulous!

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  13. It is so so pretty! Hurry, I want to see it all finished!

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  14. Sapa here from IG - I am loving this so much!!!
    Please let me know how much it will be..I am very interested
    x

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  15. This one is so eye catching. I love the throw-ins of black.

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  16. a delightful quilt, who could not like it with all that pink. Will now pop over and have a look at your tutorial

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  17. I just love everything that you make! This is fab :)

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous, I can't wait to see this quilted.

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  19. This is gorgeous!! Love the pink and the black really works. x

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  20. This is so wonderful! The variety of fabrics you've used is astounding, and the result is stunning! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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  21. Beatiful...beatifullll.....
    hugs

    Maria Filomena
    from Portugal

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  22. I'm pretty much in love with this one.

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  23. it's pretty in pink done well -- looking forward to seeing your binding and quilting pattern

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  24. This is soo pretty Rita. You never cease to amaze me. I've decided to branch out from square block and try my hand at an HSQ quilt. Do you have any tricks for making these buggers. I've placed two squares together, stitched 1/4" each side of center and cut down the middle and now squaring up. Probably just a lot of practice yes?

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  25. I have so much pink fabric just waiting to be used in something. I'm not normally a pink person but I really like this!

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  26. I have been pink crazy lately and love your quilt.

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  27. I'm not usually a fan of pink or pastels, but I really like this one. I think it's because most of your white and ivory prints have black in them, and the smattering of a few reds -- it makes the whole thing a bit more sophisticated. Can you please explain what you mean by "low volume" fabrics?

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  28. I`m fan of your work and your fabrics choice.Thanks for sharing and inspiring!!

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  29. I've got a ton of these kinds of blocks and was wondering what the heck to do with them! LOVE your quilt ~ it's so pretty in pink!

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  30. I love this...so fresh and pretty! Thank you for sharing the inspiration. This is a simple but lovely design!

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  31. Really lovely colors together--perfect for the Valentine's Day time of year too!

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  32. I'm ALWAYS amazed at your wonderful works of HEART ♥ LOVE them... ALL!

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  33. WOW - I could look at this all day long - simply adore it Rita!!
    I look forward to seeing it in the shop....

    Christine xo

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  34. That is so cute! Love all the pink.

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  35. Just precious! What a special Valentine's Day gift...love this quilt. xxx

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  36. This is awesome! Thanks for linking back to your post about locking in your seams. I was the one who asked you about it on Instagram. Very new to quilting & sewing and it is so interesting to learn new techniques and why you would use them.

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  37. I too would like a peek at the back of your quilt...I know I have a lot to learn. Thank you for considering sharing the technique. You continue to flabbergast me with your prolific output of quilts. Just plain incredible....

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  38. Fantastic!!!!! You've used some of my all-time favorite fabrics there... And yes, thanks for linking to the post about locking in seams. I'm new to piecing and don't know what you even mean, so I guess I better go read the piece. Lol.

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  39. I'm loving your current pink phase! Great fabrics!

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  40. I just love this! I will have to check out your tutorial. I was debating an hour glass wallhanging with triangle scraps left from a baby quilt.

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  41. It is just lovely.Love your work!

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  42. Your choice of fabrics makes this simple pattern sing!

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  43. I love it. My eyes keep seeing pinwheels in there! Maybe because I've been contemplating making a pinwheel quilt.

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  44. Oh, to have your eye for color, not to mention your stash! Gorgeous!

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  45. Love the mix of soft pinks,orange topped off with creams and black! Fun to look at!

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