Thursday, May 31, 2012
French General Hourglass Quilt
Just had to share this one, because I love it so! My hubby said that it was his favourite one I've made so far! A great compliment, don't you think?
I decided to try out some of my fancy stitches on my machine with this one. I think it may have been better to add these stitches just to the quilt top before I layered it, but instead I used the stitches for quilting. I love the vintage look of these feminine stitches (and I must make use of more things on my fancy machine than just the straight stitch, good grief!)
I don't know, they look great, just maybe a bit stiff? All in all, it is a soft and snuggly quilt. I'll try it the other way next time and let you know. It does make a pretty look to the quilting from the back!
Anyways, I used a tutorial from Diary of A Quilter's site, here, to make the blocks. They came out rather lumpy and bumpy when I made them. Not sure why. But they still look great and the quilt is so satisfying and textured, so I love it.
Size: 48" by 62"
Top Fabrics: Rural Jardin by French General for Moda
Binding: (Yardage "inherited" from my Mom) English Essentials by the Woodrow Studio, London, England
Backing: Recycled white sheet
Batting: Pieced from Hobbs 80/20 leftovers