Thursday, October 14, 2010

French General Hour Glass Quilt

I finished the Hour-Glass block - that I originally shared here - for the quilt shop where I work. So, nope, I don't get to keep this one, but it was fun to play with all that French General fabric!  
Most of the quilt is made with the Lumiere de Noel line. We also threw in any of the remaining prints we had from prior French General collections and a few other reds that were on hand.  This was quilted by a friend, Marilyn, who works at the shop. Then I put the binding on and took the pictures.
It was kind of a cool, overcast day. I loved the clouds hovering over the mountains. At the end of September we were still having 90 degree weather - which I actually didn't mind. Suddenly a week of cool, rainy weather blew in and it suddenly felt like real fall. (Or Autumn if you live in the rest of the English speaking world. When I lived in England I remember being teased for saying "Fall" - so now I'm always a little conscious of that fact.) Whatever you like to call it, it's my favorite time of year.

Pattern available for this quilt in THE PATTERN SHOP

37 comments:

AMKreations said...

It's absolutely beautiful! I love it!

Angie said...

Beautiful! Fun fabric -- I can see why you had fun playing with it!

Irina said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I'm planning to make a quilt using reds and this is pretty much what I had in mind, now I'm convinced! Really nice work, congratulations!

Amelia said...

Beautiful quilt Amy! I love French General. We are supposed to be having spring weather here in Australia and we have had a few warm days and now it's cold and rainy again ... crazy. Love the photo with the mountains and clouds in the background.

Leslie said...

this is so pretty. i love a overcast day!!!

live a colorful life said...

Beautiful quilt. Red is just so classic. And I love fall/autumn too, if it would only cool down here in the central California valley.

Sherri said...

This is a gorgeous quilt...love it!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful! Such pretty fall colors and they look great in the hourglass block!

Jennifer :)

paulette said...

Ohhhhh Gorgeous quilt!! Love it!
Paulette

GerryART said...

It's a keeper, alright! ! !
Just love this fabric
Red and White
Your quilt is just gorgeous.
Hugs & ♥♥♥s,
Gerry

americanfamily said...

Love it love it love it.

Jan Hatchett said...

I have always loved two color quilts and yours is no exception. You do such lovely work. Of course, French General fabrics are amazing as well!

Michelle said...

You've done a great job, it's sew beautiful!

Sarah Craig said...

What a beautiful quilt! It's a shame you don't get to keep it.....

Vicki said...

Simply lovely!

marian said...

WOW it is STUNNING!!!!!

Belinda said...

I agree with Marian...absolutely STUNNING quilt!

Stray Stitches said...

An absolutely beautiful quilt!

Katie B. said...

Beautiful, Amy! I love the border.

sew+mad said...

Thumbs up!! : )

Q @ JAQS said...

What a great looking quilt. I especially like the way the frame/shash goes with the middle. Nice job!

Jandi said...

Gorgeous! I want to say more but all I keep thinking is "gorgeous!".

a.niza said...

i just love FG fabrics and your HGlass quilt is simply awesome!

madebymum said...

What a shame you can't keep this one it would be great for Christmas.

searchfamilies said...

What a beautiful Quilt well done
Hugs Janice

Theresa said...

I'm a sucker for red and white and this quilt is a beautiful presentation of it! A lovely collaborative effort.

patchworkdelights said...

Beautiful piece of work, so eye catching!

Lori Holt said...

it's so gorgeous amy! i love the classic red and white....it can be used for every season and holiday!
xx
lori

Gaertegang said...

I used this same fabric for a queen size quilt for my bedroom! I plan to shoe it soon on my blog!! I seriously LOVE this fabric....so gorgeous!!

Lynn said...

Love the quilt! Beautiful work!

Aunt Spicy said...

F-A-B-L-O-U-S!

di said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love the red and white.....so pretty! I am new to amylouwho's site and her "Sew & Tell Fridays" and I'm so glad that I found her site and your's as well! :-)

Catherine said...

Just beautiful! How lovely to be able to play with those gorgeous fabrics.

Belgin Pancar AKÇAY said...

süperrrrrrrrr:)

Kristen said...

Nice way to show off the line! Beautiful!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Well I love the hour glass block but I also love the red and neutral together. Spectacular.

Summer :) said...

I just LOVE this quilt! :) I love it! I love it! :) I might just have to get it, er.. make one of my own. I love the French General Material...doesn't it just invite cuddling and snuggling!? :)