Last September I finished a very long quilt making project…..This Hourglass quilt made from vintage sheet fabric. It was a gift for my Mum’s 70th birthday. I’ve always said that I’d love to make another for myself.
Just before Easter, recovering from the flu and feeling a bit sorry for myself, we were heading away to a cottage and my husband suggested that taking my sewing machine might cheer me up (what a lovely man!). I’d already decided to make pinwheel blocks, so by the end of the week I’d made about 60. I got to escape again a few weeks later on a sewing weekend with friends and the rest were made there. It was pretty labour intensive at times but having company whilst doing a boring repetitive job is always a good thing.
I totally love it (despite my whites and patterns being at odds with each other in a few places) and I’m thrilled to have it on our bed. The backing was another big double vintage sheet and good old candy stripe binding.
I quilted using my favourite orange peel quilting. I love the windmill effect this brings to each pinwheel.