Double Hourglass Quilt // Works in Progress

Tip #1: If you are sewing double hourglass blocks into a quilt top, and your family is engaged in a raucous and entertaining card game at the same time, take an extra minute to make sure your seams match. Or, you will end up as I did last night, halfway through quilting when you realize you have one or two seams that are totally off. Alas. I hope to finish the binding tonight.

Tip #2: I’m sure everyone has a thank you note they have been meaning to write, but just haven’t. I was the lucky recipient of one of the early model Bernina sewing machines last summer, as the result of a friend retiring and moving away. I meant to send her a housewarming gift and thank you, and a note telling her what an inspiration she was to me. I didn’t. Today, I found out I’m too late. So do me a favor, go home tonight, sit down, write it, and stick it in the mail. I have a few I am writing tonight… 

Linked up at WIP Wednesday

This entry was posted in Works In Progress and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.


  1. Posted April 28, 2011 at 12:58 am | Permalink

    Good point about the Thank Yous….And I’m sure your mis-matched seams won’t even show up after you wash the quilt. 😀 It looks nice!

  2. Posted April 28, 2011 at 1:44 am | Permalink

    Pretty quilt, and a good point. Sorry you missed your chance, but I’m sure she knew!

  3. Posted April 28, 2011 at 2:42 am | Permalink

    Nice hour glass quilt. So sorry to hear about your friend. I have an older friend I keep meaning to write to, guess I had better do that. Thanks for the push in the right direction.

  4. Posted April 28, 2011 at 5:35 am | Permalink

    Your hourglass quilt is so beautiful!

  5. Posted April 28, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the reminders!

  6. Posted April 28, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    Nice hourglass quilt! I am sure only you will ever notice any mismatched points. Pink and green is one of my favorite combos :)

  7. Posted May 3, 2011 at 4:02 am | Permalink

    Oh my! Did our friend pass away? This made my heart a bit sad. Does Miranda know?

Leave a Reply

  • visit my pattern shop2
  • new_sign up for my newsletter
  • katieblakesley300
  • VintageQuiltRevival
  • Summer Sampler Anthology snapshot
  • Follow
  • Subscribe to Blog via Email

    Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

  • More Swim, Bike, Quilt Posts

  • Swim, Bike, Quilt Archives