This traditional Hour Glass Layer Cake quilt design is the perfect quilt pattern for using precut 10″ squares. The short-cut method for making this quilt makes it come together really fast!
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.
Here’s another variation of this Hour Glass Layer Cake quilt made with indigo blues and tans (details here).