A few months back, I was lucky enough to find a shop on Ebay that still had several prints of the Moda line, Sunkissed by Sweetwater. She kindly sold me 1/4 yard prints of all she had in the yellow, green and orange.
I purchased an extra half yard of the green stripe on the bottom so I had it for binding. I just started quilting a bit over a year ago and I am trying to get some of the older fabric lines rounded up that I love, but many are hard to find. I have been hoarding this stack, I love anything Sweetwater and have trouble cutting it up! I decided to use this for an hourglass quilt. I have 3 yards of Kona Maize, I chose to use that as my solid background (Not sure this works now, but...).
Over the weekend I started this next quilt. I got everything cut up. I am adding sashing between the blocks, so I cut a bunch of 2x4 strips for this. Then I chain pieced my squares, this saves so much time and thread!
Then I cut them up...
And ironed all those many seams open...
And sewed (I'm still wondering if sewed is really a word, hmmm) a few back together...
I'm bad about getting in a hurry and jumping ahead. I did a couple rows before finishing the blocks. It was one of those days for me, I ended up with some hourglasses turned wrong, grrrr, so I spent awhile with my seam ripper. After that it was one mistake after another, so I gave up for the day. Now my backing for my Bijou quilt has arrived, so I'm going to finish that up before working on this quilt again. I try to not have more than 2 projects going at once. Note I say, TRY :)


  1. This is one my favorite lines from Sweetwater. Can't wait to see your progress.

    1. Thanks Darlene! I love it too, but I love any Sweetwater :)

  2. I love these colours and love the finished quilt too!

    1. Thanks so much! It is very pretty in person :) I appreciate you stopping by!


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