Sunday, 13 March 2022

Time in a bottle Blog Hop

 The "Time in a Bottle" challenge was to make something with an hourglass block in it. This blog hop is hosted by Carol of Just Let me Quilt.

I'm never sure what I'm going to make for these hops. Sometimes I go down the Pinterest rabbit hole, or I play around in EQ8 until something strikes my fancy. This time I took the EQ route and deleted more ideas than I kept. But I finally settled on something I thought would fit the parameters of the hop. 

one hourglass block... it's a start


I am still trying to use some older less loved fabrics in my stash. All the fabrics for my project are from Moda.

one block coming together

I think it may have been better if I had reversed the colours, however, I was limited by the amount of blue solid I had and I really wanted to use up that bubble fabric. 

the quilt top would have benefited from a inner blue border

I kept the quilting simple on this quilt. I did loops de loops in the background fabric. Some curves in the squares and triangles. Those triangles are busy enough without overdoing the quilting that wouldn't have shown up anyway.

a pieced backing to use up the leftover pieces

I am happy to say all I have left of the bubble fabric are a couple 3-inch squares, I call that a win.

This quilt will be donated to Ronald Macdonald House in London as part of Hands2Help. You can read more about that over at The Academic Quilter's blog. The quilt finished at 40'' x  40''.

Now let's see what the other bloggers of the hop are making today.

37 comments :

Raewyn said...

I like the way you used your hourglass blocks...and how good that you used up a decent amount of stsh too! Ronald MacDonald House will be very appreciative, I'm sure!

Allison said...

I like that you had the incentive of the blog hop and a sense of purpose in gifting the quilt to cut through your doubts about your fabric choices and see it through to a finish. It is a sweet little quilt and I'm sure it will be treasured by it's recipient.

Rebecca Smith said...

What a beautiful quilt and I’m sure it will be cherished.

lynn said...

I'm so excited when I get stash used in a productive way. Hurrah to you!. And then as a bonus Your gift to Ronald Mac D's house brings joy to someone else. win Win.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Lovely quilt and you are so kind to donate it.

Sandra Walker said...

Great little quilt Cindy and yay for using up fabric that doesn’t thrill you anymore, even using it on the back! I may have uh a few pieces like that?!

Calicojoan said...

Oh my goodness, I can get so lost in Pinterest. Some days go by in a blink of an eye. LOL!! Busting stash is such a rewarding feeling. What a great quilt for the Ronald McDonald house. It will be well loved.

Margaret Handlin said...

Cindy, Great quilt, I love it when we use up some of that fabric we just have hanging around. Thanks for your donation to McDonald's house..

Karrin Hurd said...

Great quilt, and what a great place to donate. Thanks so much for sharing!

Sharon said...

Very cute! I'm sure that the repient will love it. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

I love your quilt, Cindy! I'm sure whomever receives this quilt will love it! Thanks for sharing.

Connie W. said...

Your quilt is sure to bring big smiles to everyone who sees it! Thanks for sharing.
Connie

Quilter Kathy said...

That is a total win and a great use of your scraps!

Inflorescencedesigns said...

I also need to start looking at using material from my stash that is less loved. I got a lot of it from my late Aunt and a lot of it wasn't really my taste, but I kept it anyway. I love your little quilt and your use of the hourglass block. Thanks for sharing!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Well that will be a much appreciated and loved quilt donating it to RMH. The colors are cheerful. Nicely done.

Carol S. said...

This is such a sweet and pretty quilt that will be totally loved by the recipient I'm sure! Thank you for sharing and for the reminder about donating to the Ronald McDonald house.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I like the bubble fabric, and what you did with it, to make an awesome top to donate! Great project!

LJ said...

Excellent! I think your blocks and the fabric are wonderful. Donating is such a great way to let others enjoy your work.

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

Completing a quilt that can be donated, meeting the requirements of a fun blog hop, and using up almost all of a fabric? That's a big win in my book! :)

Quiltsmiles said...

Nice finish and perfect Donation Quilt.

Vicki in MN said...

Great idea to make it to fit the hop and still be able to donate it:)

beaquilter said...

great job and LOVE the scrappy backing!

Kathleen said...

You did a fabulous job and it will be well loved by its recipient. I am now thinking about making a H2H for my hop turn next month!

Carla said...

What a great donation quilt. Someone is very lucky to receive it. It's such a great way to use the hourglass block and use up some stash at the same time.

Quilting Gail said...

The bubble fabric made for a great hourglass block and a fantastic donation quilt!
Happy Quilting, Quilting Gail!

Karen's Korner said...

I am sure the recipient will love their lovely new quilt. Nice work.

Carol said...

You have made a beautiful quilt! Someone will love it. Good work!

Leah said...

This turned out lovely!

Danette said...

It is so thoughtful of you to donate quilts to Hands2Help! I'm sure they will love this, after all, it is lovely and handmade!

Lianne makes stuff said...

This looks fantastic well doone

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

I think your quilt looks fantastic and the bubble fabric is fun. The quilt recipient will love it.

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Visiting from Days Filled with Joy. Cute little quilt for RMH. Turned out great.

Carol Andrews said...

Sweet quilt and such a worthy charity to send it to. It’s sure to bring joy to a young one with those bubbles.

time4stitchn said...

Another international quilter. Woot Woot. I pass through London on my way to the Kawarthas to visit my mother as I am from Wisconsin. Anyway, I love your design made from the blog and using such a cute, bright fabric. I am sure some special little someone will enjoy it. Thanks for posting on my blog.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

I love your fabric and colors, and such a pretty pattern! All in all, a gorgeous quilt! xx

jan said...

Great cheerful quilt, love the pieces back too.

tink's mom said...

The colors work well together and make a very cheery quilt that will be loved by a child who needs quilty hugs at this time in it's life. You did great..