I have been working on a bunch of secret sewing projects and was happy to be able to create this mini to break up the larger sewing projects.
Being that the theme of the mini quilt revolved around time, I felt that the hourglass block would be a fitting starting point. I modernized the hourglass by forming the block from random solid stripes and by the orientation and placement within the quilt top.
The number 10 is represented in the mini quilt by the use of the 10 colored stripes that make up the deconstructed hourglass block. I used paper piecing to sew the block to maintain the alignment and spacing of the strips.
I quilted the quilt by echoing two interacting curves. I just traced the curve of a plate onto the quilt and then echoed the line. I auditioned a bunch of alternatives for the binding and thought that the striped binding really added a fun detail.
I am linking up to Link a Finish Friday, Whoop Whoop Friday, Thank Goodness Its Finished Friday, Finish It Up Friday, Fabric Frenzy Friday, Show Off Saturday @ Sew Can She, and for the first time Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hands Quilts.