Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Big Reveal... Sand and Sea Glass Quilt!

When it rains and pours (as it has been for the last few days) it is perfect for staying indoors and sewing!

I finished off a quilt top for my church's quilt group. 
Someone else had sewn most of the quilt top, but I finished it off.
It's a lap size quilt: 50-something" x 70'ish".
The quilt will be for someone dealing with cancer. 
Purdy, eh?!

The rain STOPPED!  
And the SUN came out!
... And I needed a pick-me-upper after getting off a dreaded night shift
(oh the joys of being a R.N.)

So... I hung my SAND AND SEA GLASS quilt on the wash line...

The Back
I used a few extra hourglass units on the back.  Left and right sides are from a few meters of fabric I found at Fabricland, the centre strip (which has old-style writing printed on it) I purchased at Traditional Pastimes.
My friend Dalene did an AMAZING job with a seashell pattern!
I just LOVE it!

Close up of borders and the blocks 

Some of the blocks

Some more blocks

HERE IT IS... THE BIG REVEAL...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

89" x 89"

EEEEEKK!!!  Don't you just love it!!!!  (And to think I wasn't too keen on it initially.)

Quilt started October 2011, completed May 2013.


  1. Stunning, Wilma! And the quilting is perfect for the quilt. I think your inner border is a good idea - that wasn't in the pattern was it? It allows your eye to rest before you get to the hourglass border.

    Pat yourself on the back!

    1. Thanks, Colleen! That border was not in the pattern, but I wanted a specific finished quilt to fit the master bed. I really like the border, too. The gals at Traditional Pastimes were great in helping me select the fabrics that I needed to finish the quilt.

      I am looking forward to your finished quilt, too!

  2. It is really nice! The inner sashing prior to the hourglass blocks really showcase both the blocks and the hourglasses. The quilting is spectacular. I finished mine as well and followed the pattern exactly from the store. Your block placement is very well thought out as well, and it works great. Mine is on my couch, and my dog is very protective of it! Thanks for sharing.