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Ruby double hourglass {part 1}

One of my goals this year is to make some king size quilts and keep them for myself! I have been buying up some of my favourite Ruby fabrics by Bonnie & Camille. I love this range. I love the colours. I love the prints.

I wanted to use a traditional block design and have the overall quilt look scrappy. I’ve paired the Ruby with Kona White. Yes this is very typical of me and yes it is very conservative of me :). I still love a lot of white in a quilt and while I am really keen to try other colours…just not yet…

I found this Cluck Cluck Sew easy double hourglass tutorial from 2009 and thought it would be perfect for the Ruby. It uses 2 1/4″ strips so it’s easy to cut and quick to piece. I had a couple of hours unexpected sewing time this afternoon so I played around with five of the fabrics just to get an idea of how they’d look and the size.

The blocks will be 6 3/4″ finished. Allison includes pressing instructions which is something I love in a tutorial or pattern. This means that all the seams nest beautifully and can be sewn without pins and line up perfectly. I love how fresh and crisp they look. Once I have the 20 different Ruby fabrics I have all mixed up I think it will look great!

I also can’t wait to see how big it ends up!

Posted by Michelle at 9:04 pm Tagged with: double hourglass, kona solids, machine pieced, quilts, Ruby

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