Ever since I saw the Hourglass Quilt Pattern by The Sometimes Crafter, I've been looking more into hourglass blocks, and of course, stalking the pattern and its wonderful pictures. I broke down and brought it! I've been sewing for about 3 years (I think?) and am always itching to sew new things. I want to try jump onto the quilting bandwagon! I hope I don't miss and fall though!
My obsession with traditional quilt blocks first grew with my obsession with feedsack reproduction prints. I love reading about the history of this fabric, and the variety of prints! When I first started sewing, I was always into vintage fabric!
This is a stack of some feedsack reprints! Some of the fabric here is from the 40s and perhaps later.
Here is a stack of feedsack reprints, 40s reprints, and some fabric from the DS Collection. The scissors fabric is actually my mini ironing board cover!
But enough of that! Onto some sewing!
I'd like to make a twin size. So that means a lot of squares! Here is a stack of some of them.
In progress photo! The stack is huge!
Here are two finished blocks! I love how they came out! I used two different tutorials (because I over-think things). One is by The Sometimes Crafter, the other is by In Color Order. So happy I brought my 1/4" sewing foot months before!
Backside! I pressed my seams open.
Squares and finished blocks organized! I'm very picky and don't like leaving my fabric out :( It's a sad thing.
Some fabric I picked out for the planned quilt! I am hoping to use the scalloped stripe fabric for some bias binding! The background fabric is a Kona Solid "Ivory."
I wanted a thick 100% Cotton batting so I chose this brand and the loft. It was so hard to find it, but so worth it! One of the gals at the Janome dealer mentioned this brand and so did the lovely Christina of The Sometimes Crafter. Can't wait to work with this batting!
Before I end this post, I really want to share some recipes I love!
These are French Breakfast Puffs! They taste amazing and aren't incredibly sweet! Mine didn't come out as fluffy, I guess it's because I didn't use shortening. These are baked, then rolled into butter, then into cinnamon and sugar. Ah, sooo good.
Peanut Butter Cookies! A classic favorite of mine! Really love this recipe, comes out perfect! For this batch pictured, I used Organic Coconut Oil (food grade) and it tastes amazing!
Well that's all I have to share for now! Off to press more quilt blocks :)