Friday, March 11, 2011
Innocent Crush Double Hourglass Quilt
I was so eager to share pictures of my completed quilt that I took pictures this morning even though it is a very overcast day.
I started with a fat quarter set of Innocent Crush by Anna Maria Horner. It was a Christmas gift from my husband. When I set out to make this quilt, I decided that I wanted to try using solids in a different way. I didn't want to use just one solid for sashing and I wanted to try to avoid Kona Ash, simply because it seems like it is the go to solid for Innocent Crush and I wanted to try something different. I decided to pair each print with a coordinating solid. I looked for a block that used just two colors and settled on the Double Hourglass. I kept the blocks big since the print is large scale.
I was anxious about this quilt when I started making blocks. Although I liked them separately, I wasn't sure how they would look combined. I decided to keep going with the original plan and I ended up liking it!
For those of you who like to let your eyes rest a bit, then the back is for you. I decided to back the quilt with a natural linen and a pieced stripe. I love the grid that was formed on the back due to the quilting.
Block style: Double Hourglass, 10" finished size
Dimensions: 60" square
Fabrics: Innocent Crush by Anna Maria Horner (not all prints were used)
Kona wine, lilac, eggplant, crimson, candy pink, burgundy, school bus orange, aqua, navy, turquoise lagoon and peacock. Binding = Kona eggplant. Backing = 100 % linen
Quilting: Straight Line, 1/4" on both sides of seams, Gutterman 518