Cherry Blossom Disappearing Hourglass
I had a cherry blossom fabric languishing in my fabric closet which my daughter, Amy, spotted while visiting. When I saw the pattern in Missouri Quilt Block magazine (Winter 2015, Volume 2, Issue 1, pg. 16), watched Jennie's tutorial on the Disappearing Hourglass 2, and took a Block class at a quilting shop, the result is the fabric disappearing from the closet to a finished quilt for Amy. I used black Kona fabric and bordered the quilt with red and black. I practiced some free motion designs, added decorative stitching and "stitched in the ditch" on my domestic sewing machine. Although I was skeptical about making it because the pattern looked complex, it was surprisingly not difficult to complete and I learned a lot by sewing and quilting it. The quilt now happily resides in her home and not in my closet.