Finished Flight Quilt

I love the simplicity of Hourglass – or Quarter Square Triangle quilt blocks. You can find the pattern for this quilt here. Keep reading for the story behind this quilt.

Hour Glass Quilt Amy Smart

Exciting news – I finally finished my brothers Christmas present. Only 2 months late. (Which isn’t a record for lateness, by the way.) So I’m feeling kind of proud. As well as totally pleased with how this one turned out.

Flight Blues Quilt

Last spring at Quilt Market in SLC I saw the preview of Janet Clare’s latest Moda collection, Flight. I’ve always loved Janet’s palette of shades of blue, but seeing the plane motifs on this one, I knew it would be perfect for my brother who is a bit of an aviation geek. (He’s also an amazing photographer – you can see some of his work here. I’m allowed to brag because that’s what big sisters do.)

Flight Quilt

I had a layer-cake (42 pre-cut 10″ x 10″ squares) and decided to go with this traditional hour-glass design to really play with the fabrics and show-off the prints, but keep the overall design relatively simple. I wanted to make it a little bigger so I supplemented the layer cake with extra yardage as well as a few prints from my stash. (I have a simple PDF pattern for this layout here.)

Amy Smart Hour Glass Quilt-001

I love stepping back and seeing from a distance how well they all work together. Those shades of denim-y, indigo-y blues mixed with the creams are both on-trend and timeless – which makes the colors a winner for me. But I also love those subtle pops of red, making the quilt just slightly more interesting. (Thanks Janet for throwing those in your collection!)

Indigo Blues Patchwork Quilt

The quilting on this one was done by Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting, using one of my favorite all-over quilt designs, Yodel. I love the texture this quilt pattern gives the overall quilt.

Indigo blues quilt

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    February 26, 2017 at 2:13 am

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    February 26, 2017 at 2:33 am

    Well worth waiting for !

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      carol cook
      February 27, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      It’s gorgeous- thanks for showing it off!! and yes, bragging is very much allowed!!

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    February 26, 2017 at 5:31 am

    Very nice I’m sure he will love it.

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    February 26, 2017 at 7:57 am

    you are not kidding, your brother ‘s photography is amazing , and your quilt work also beautiful I can say that everyone in family has amazing art work … I bet he will like traveling with quilt you make..

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    Little Quiltsong
    February 26, 2017 at 9:06 am

    This is beautiful, Amy!! Definitely worth the wait :)!! Love how you put all the fabric colors together!

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    February 26, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Quality takes time, and this quilt is terrific. I’d brag if I knew someone that took pictures that amazing, too.

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    Elaine Papworth
    February 26, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    I might just have to finish up that green quilt I started years ago when you taught that class at Erin’s sewing summit all those years ago. Now that’s a long wait ! ?

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    RC Handmade
    February 26, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Love the quilt and your brother IS a great photographer! I’ve started following him on Instagram now!

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    Karen Seitz
    February 26, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Nice work! Love that fabric collection too.

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    February 26, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Hi Amy, I still remember you let us sneak peak your flight fat quarter somewhere last year. It turned out great, masculine but with a warm touch. I’m sure he’ll love it.
    By the way, he’s pictures are breathtaking. Thanks for sharing, it cheered up my Monday morning:)

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    Cindy Pilkington
    February 27, 2017 at 7:07 am

    That’s a great use of that fabric line and it turned out just perfect for a guy, who by the way is an excellent photographer! Thanks for sharing the quilt and it’s recipient!

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    Lynn B
    February 27, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Love an hourglass quilt Bc it really does show off a good color combo of fabrics , even though I’ve never done one maybe this will push me over the edge to finally do do one ! Love it and love Janet Clare’s fabrics

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    Cynthia Holmes
    February 27, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Wow. You are so talented in choosing your fabrics. I love the quilt and I’m sure he will too.

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    February 27, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    I’m always searching for manly quilt ideas and this one is perfect. Beautiful work!

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    February 27, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    What a beautiful quilt!! I love the fabrics and agree with you about the red going perfectly with the gorgeous blues. Your brother is going to treasure this quilt. It was worth the wait.

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    February 27, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Love the quilt. I’m downloading the PDF now, and adding it to my to do list. I am going to base it on a layer cake I won. Sort of reproduction type colors.

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    February 28, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    The quilts and the photographs are beautiful. A family of creators.

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      Amy Smart
      March 9, 2017 at 9:13 pm

      Thanks Lauren! I was just thinking about you! I hope you are doing well. xo

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    March 3, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    It’s gorgeous!!! I love the colors and agree the pops of red really make this quilt shine!

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    Debra S. Baraniecki
    August 18, 2020 at 8:24 am

    Hi Amy!
    I want to make the hourglass quilt with the new line of French General la rose rogue in a queen size. The pattern link is for a 65 x 86 throw. Is there a way to increase the size with the borders added?

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