Love in Every Stitch: The All In Good Time Quilt Journey

The “All In Good Time Quilt” is a tribute to those family gatherings. Using Sweetwater’s “Sunday Supper” fabric line, this quilt combines modern and vintage elements, reflecting the timeless nature of family traditions. The hourglass block, with its simple yet striking design, is the perfect canvas to showcase this beautiful fabric collection. Join me on this journey to create the “All In Good Time Quilt” that not only warms your home but also your heart.

Crafting the All In Good Time Quilt

Growing up, Sundays were a sacred time in my family. We would gather around my grandmother’s dining table, surrounded by the aroma of her famous Sunday roast and the sound of laughter echoing through the house.

These moments were more than just meals; they were a weekly reminder of love and togetherness. My grandmother was not only a fantastic cook but also an avid quilter. Her quilts were a tapestry of our family’s history, each stitch a silent witness to the stories and secrets shared at that table. Inspired by those cherished memories, I decided to create a quilt that embodies the warmth and tradition of our Sunday suppers.

Capturing Tradition: The Charm of the Hourglass Block

The hourglass block is a versatile and classic pattern that has been a staple in quilting for generations. Its simple design allows for endless creativity with fabric choices, making it a favorite among quilters of all skill levels. For this project, the hourglass block is elevated by the use of Sweetwater’s “Sunday Supper” fabric line, which blends modern prints with a nostalgic feel.

This combination gives the “All In Good Time Quilt” a unique personality, whether you opt for a scrappy look or a more uniform design. The added touch of a piano key border adds an extra layer of sophistication, making the “All In Good Time Quilt” a stunning centerpiece for any room.

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Materials Needed

To create the “All In Good Time Quilt,” you will need the following materials:

  • One layer cake (Sunday Supper by Sweetwater)
  • 1 ¾ yards of background fabric
  • 1 ½ yards of border fabric
  • 5 yards of backing fabric
  • ¾ yard of binding fabric

Getting Started: Tips and Considerations

Before you dive into the quilting process, it’s important to prepare your materials and workspace. Here are some tips to help you get started:

  1. Pre-Wash Your Fabrics: Pre-washing your fabrics can prevent shrinkage and color bleeding later on.
  2. Ironing: Ensure all your fabrics are well-pressed to make cutting and piecing more accurate.
  3. Cutting Tools: Use a sharp rotary cutter and a clear ruler to make precise cuts.
  4. Seam Allowance: Maintain a consistent ¼” seam allowance throughout the project to ensure all pieces fit together correctly.
  5. Organization: Keep your pieces organized by labeling and stacking them according to their size and purpose in the quilt.

Step 1: Cutting the Fabric

  1. Layer Cake Squares: Select 40 of the 42 layer cake squares. Cut each square to 7 ½”.
  2. Background Fabric: Cut 40 7 ½” squares from the background fabric.
  3. Extra Pieces: The two remaining layer cake pieces should measure 7 ½” x 2 ½” and 10” x 2 ½”. Set these aside for the border.

Step 2: Creating the Hourglass Units

  1. Mark and Sew: Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of each background fabric square. Pair each background square with a layer cake square, right sides together. Sew ¼” away from both sides of the drawn line.
  2. Cut and Press: Cut along the drawn line, then cut again along the other diagonal. Open and press the seams towards the print.
  3. Assemble Hourglass Blocks: Arrange the triangles to form two hourglass blocks from each pair. Nestle the seams together, pin, and sew. You will have a total of 80 hourglass blocks for the “All In Good Time Quilt.”
  4. Trim: Trim each hourglass block to 6 ½”. Align the 45-degree line on your ruler with one of the seams to ensure accuracy.

Step 3: Assembling the Quilt Top

  1. Sew Rows: Arrange the hourglass blocks in rows of eight, alternating the orientation of each block. Sew the blocks together to form rows.
  2. Join Rows: Sew the rows together, pressing the seams open between each row to reduce bulk. This will form the main body of the “All In Good Time Quilt.”

Step 4: Adding the Borders

Border 1:

  1. Cut Strips: From the border fabric, cut seven strips, 2 ½” wide. Sew these strips together to form the top, bottom, and side borders.
  2. Mitered Corners: Attach the borders to the quilt top, mitering the corners for a polished finish on the “All In Good Time Quilt.”

Border 2 (Piano Key Border):

  1. Prepare Pieces: Trim the extra layer cake pieces into 4 ½” x 2 ½” rectangles. You will need a total of 132 pieces.
  2. Sew Piano Keys: Sew together 26 pieces for the top and bottom borders, and 32 pieces for the side borders.
  3. Corner Units: Create four corner units by sewing pairs of pieces together and trimming diagonally.
  4. Attach Borders: Attach the piano key borders and corner units to the quilt top, ensuring alignment with the hourglass blocks on the “All In Good Time Quilt.”

Border 3:

  1. Cut Strips: Cut eight strips, 3 ½” wide from the border fabric. Sew these together in pairs.
  2. Attach Final Border: Attach the strips to the quilt top, mitering the corners as before to complete the “All In Good Time Quilt.”

Step 5: Finishing the Quilt

  1. Quilting: Choose a quilting design that complements the fabric and pattern. I opted for “Love Scribbles” to reflect the theme of family and love, perfect for the “All In Good Time Quilt.”
  2. Binding: Cut and attach the binding fabric to finish the edges of the “All In Good Time Quilt.”

Additional Tips

  1. Consistent Seams: Double-check your seam allowances to maintain consistency throughout the “All In Good Time Quilt.”
  2. Pressing Matters: Press seams open or to one side as instructed to reduce bulk.
  3. Patience: Take your time with each step, especially when aligning pieces and sewing rows together for the “All In Good Time Quilt.”

Creating the “All In Good Time Quilt” is more than just a sewing project; it’s an opportunity to weave memories and traditions into a tangible keepsake. As you work through each step, think about the moments of love and laughter that you can capture in your own “All In Good Time Quilt.” Whether it’s for a family gathering, a gift, or just a personal project, this quilt is sure to become a cherished part of your home.


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