Modern Hourglass Memory Quilt
The Modern Hourglass quilt is a fresh approach to creating a memory quilt. It is timeless design that feels modern but will never feel dated. The hourglass quilt is one of my all time favorite patterns. I love this pattern for making memory quilts from baby clothes. It works with just about any color combination, as well as stripes, solids or prints. It’s makes a great keepsake quilt whether you have baby boys or baby girls clothing.
Each hourglass shape (two triangles) is 5” inches. Clothing is raw edge appliqued on to either a bright white or off-white kona quilting cotton. The raw edge applique technique exposes the unfinished edge of the fabric. When this technique is used with knit fabrics it creates a soft edge along the applique edge. When it is used with woven fabrics the fabric edges will be sewn using zig-zag stitch so that the edges do not fray.
It is quilted with a double 1/4" line that follows the shapes of the hourglass. Typically the areas with clothing are minimally quilted or left alone so that they stand out against the quilted sections. I use Quilters Dream 100% cotton batting for its heirloom quality and it’s the perfect balance of loft and softness.
The backing material is chosen based on the clothing provided. Dots and small geometric print fabric are our top choice for the backing as they complement the front of the quilt without competing and also have a timeless quality. Custom backing options are available for an additional fee.
37 x 42 $250
42 x 53 $300
53 x 64 $350
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