California Girl Hourglass – a Finished Quilt!

 

This is what I affectionately call my deployment quilt. And by affectionately, I mean…not very much at all. The jelly roll was purchased in 2012, when we were living in California for training before my husband’s long deployment. Most of the blocks were pieced in the summer of 2014, during another deployment. And now that he’s deployed again, I figured it was about time to finish it off!

Jelly Roll Hourglass Quilt by Kate Mae Quilts

The pattern is Cluck Cluck Sew’s hourglass. There’s certainly plenty of ways to do these, but this was the tutorial I used. Although I have a triangle ruler, so I used that instead of a template.

Jelly Roll Hourglass Quilt by Kate Mae Quilts

The fabric is Fig Tree’s California Girl. It is, of course, long out of print, but the new Coney Island is a near match. In fact, I considered one of the corals in Coney Island as binding, but I found something in my stash instead.

Jelly Roll Hourglass Quilt by Kate Mae Quilts

The quilting is more block and border work from Pam Clarke‘s books. It’s freehand so it’s a bit imperfect, but it looks great overall. And it was fairly easy to do!

Jelly Roll Hourglass Quilt by Kate Mae Quilts

The backing is Nature’s Palette from Free Spirit. And even though the binding and the white were purchased years apart – they’re both Painter’s Canvas by Laura Gunn! I debated a more boring green/blue binding that would match the backing, but Instagram overwhelmingly voted for the coral. And they were right.

Jelly Roll Hourglass Quilt by Kate Mae Quilts

Tried to take some flower pictures, again, but my tulips are refusing to cooperate, AGAIN. We had a snow flurry yesterday morning  – can you blame them? I don’t think we’re going to have spring at all, at this rate.

Jelly Roll Hourglass Quilt by Kate Mae Quilts

So I took the Little Man to a playground after therapy, for the sole purpose of scouting out photo locations.

Jelly Roll Hourglass Quilt by Kate Mae Quilts

Of course, expecting the three-and-a-half foot member of the family to help in photoshoots is a little unrealistic.

Jelly Roll Hourglass Quilt by Kate Mae Quilts

In fact, he pretty much drank his juice box and then complained that I was taking too long. And then the quilt fell out of the tree. So, yeah. I’m trying! But sometimes the backyard is just easier.

Jelly Roll Hourglass Quilt by Kate Mae Quilts

66×81″

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5 thoughts on “California Girl Hourglass – a Finished Quilt!”

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts

Your quilt is beautiful! I’ve always loved California Girl fabrics and have a few left in my stash. Your quilt is featured on Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts tomorrow! I’d love to have you join us again.

Lynn

This is such a gorgeous quilt. Congratulations on a wonderful finish (and one I might have to have a try at!).

Anne

Wow- I love this finish! This is a quilt that looks like it is screaming to be the one you choose to wrap yourself up in. 🙂

Barbara

Well it’s very pretty. Makes sense that it would be an hourglass block…just waiting for the sand to fall through and he can come home. Again.

Louise

This is a beautiful quilt! Your photos turned out very nice, in spite of unhelpful helpers and uncooperative trees 🙂

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