Monday, June 11, 2012

Hour Glasses and Pinwheels in Progress

Where does inspiration come from?  Sometimes when I'm looking at antique quilts online, I see one that I'd like to own, but can't afford.  This will be my version of an antique quilt for sale at this site:

Pinwheels Doll Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $335.  

"Four Hourglass blocks are combined to create a Pinwheel pattern in this lovely 1920's doll quilt. Excellent condition. Well scaled to the size of the piece, including the cable quilted border. Measures 28 1/2" square. Berks County, Pennsylvania origin."

My version is blue instead of pink and is 16.5 inches square right now, before borders.  It will finish a little smaller than the original and will have a small blue and then white border as the original does.  I wanted to post even though it's not finished yet because I'm including a picture every Monday on Elizabeth's website:

She gives bloggers an opportunity to show what little quilt they are working on each Monday and I like to see the updates. 

Here is a picture of the back, to show you the seams pressed open.  There are a lot of seams in this one, and it seemed best to press some of them open, to make it less bulky.  Hope you are having a great Monday!


  1. I have just started ironing my seams open....not always, but more often. I now can see that it makes a difference when you have so many seams meet : ) Your hourglass is darling!

  2. I love blue and white! It's going to be lovely!!

  3. Love how by turning your hourglass blocks it forms pinwheels. Lots of movement and like the blue and white.


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