Rather than lay out the 80 double hourglass blocks that have been patiently waiting on my table for a week, I’ve decided to embark on two new projects.
I’m not following the pattern other than using the template, though. My blocks, as you can see, will be in a horizontal, 8×6 layout. I’m planning to hand-quilt this baby and hang it on a sad, empty wall in my bedroom. I sketched the layout in pencil on graph paper, then went back and drew my quilting motif in sharpie. This is what it looks like from the back:
I got the inspiration for the quilting from this Anna Maria Horner design. Since it’s a drunkard’s path template creating a floral motif, I’m calling it “drunkard’s garden.”
I’m also planning to participate in the Cherry House quilt-along, but, as you can see at right, I’m combining two of the color schemes she came up with. I want to make a baby girl quilt, but I don’t want the majority of it to be a light color. I’m always so taken aback by mostly white baby quilts. Babies are dirty! I want to make a baby quilt that can get a little dirty.