Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Hourglass in Amy Butler...

I love Amy Butler fabric. It's organic-looking, modern and always done in the most gorgeous colors. The very first modern fabric I bought many years ago was an Amy Butler. See that navy and aqua piece in the lower bottom of this picture? - that's it!

So around Christmas time last year, I took out all the Amy Butler fabrics I've collected over the years and started cutting them up to make Hourglass blocks. My Bee buddy and fellow STLMQG member, Rene, even gave me some of her scraps to round out my collection.

When I laid out my blocks, I decided to be a little daring and see how it would look with some "empty" spaces. I wasn't real sure about it, but went with the plan and I think it turned out kind of interesting!

I could be wrong, but I think I have a piece of every collection including the newest, Alchemy.

Simple straight line quilting...

And some more AB on the back...

It was a fun quilt to make! Rita at Red Pepper Quilts has a great tutorial on making the blocks. You should try it!   . . . Cindy


  1. You have inspired me...... I am working on a quilt right now that while the colors are exactly ones my oldest would love, the quilt is too traditional and cutesy for her...... but this Hour Glass is right up her alley. I have all these fun little triangle scraps from the star blocks that will be perfect!

    Thank you, thank you!

  2. I just finished a lap quilt with the same AB print on the back! I love it just as much as the front. Well done!

  3. I love AB fabrics too. Did you know they are reprinting many prints (not all) from Belle? My dream is that they will reprint pink and mustard wallflower from Lotus....

  4. Oooh, I love it! It's really beautiful, and I think the empty spaces look great! :)

  5. I love the way the empty spaces give your eyes a little place to slow down and take it all in. Stunning quilt!

  6. Love this....just my colors!

  7. I like the empty spaces! Makes it yours.

  8. I love this and the empty spaces set it apart from the crowd


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