Thursday, March 17, 2022

Time In A Bottle Blog Hop And My Day Too

It has been an exciting week full of hourglasses of all types and colors in the "Time in a Bottle" blog hop...so fun! Who would have thought there could be so many ideas for hourglass blocks!


I don't usually have a project in mind when I post a challenge for my blog hops and this time I really had no clue what I was going to make. Until I saw Benartex's "Ale House" by Kanvas Studio and then my brain went into overdrive (it does that sometimes.)


"Time in a Bottle"

The quilt is 76" tall, so you know this rabbit is big!
He can be found at Bootleg Canyon in Boulder City, Nevada, along with other desert critters.


Making 12 hourglasses met the blog hop challenge for sure!



Here are instructions for making your own 7" finished hourglass block:


I love the combo of peanuts, pretzels and ale in the Dresden blocks.


These are the Benartex "Ale House" fabrics in my quilt. The colors are very vibrant!
I'm thinking any of these would be perfect for a soup bowl cozy.


This guy would be scary to run into if he was real!

The area in and around Las Vegas has lots of these yucky scorpions that sometimes venture into

houses. One of the Monkey Boys was unlucky enough to get bit by one in his living room.



The sun wasn't very helpful with this photo, but you can see how big that scorpion
is compared to the quilt. Yikes! Luckily, we didn't run into any real ones out there.


My crew guy was very brave helping me out!


As ugly as roadrunners can be, they are so fascinating to watch. They run through
the deserts, neighborhoods, and golf courses looking for their meals.



You can find the pattern for "Time in a Bottle" HERE.


Here are the other "Time in A Bottle" hourglass stichers...check them out!


I hope you've enjoyed this week's "Time in a Bottle" blog hop. I have! 
There are so many ways to use this easy and fun block. 

There is a Pinterest page for Time in a Bottle HERE.

Thinking about joining a blog hop?
Check out "Wonderful World of Color" at Moosestash Quilting about signing up!



27 comments:

  1. Thanks for a great hop Carol! Those fabrics are FABULOUS! I love anything with food on it.

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  2. What fun fabrics and your quilt is beautiful Carol! I wouldn't have thought to make a quilt like that with those fabrics, but I love it. Those desert critters are huge. We too have lots of rabbits, and roadrunners (our state bird) and in all the years we have lived here, I only saw a couple tiny scorpions. I always love your photo location shoots.

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  3. Wow Carol, this is a beautiful quilt, and those are some pretty scary creatures. The alehouse fabrics would have intimidated me as far as seeing a setting for them, but the black background allows drama without allowing the busyness of the prints to dominate. Also I am loving the combo of movement within the dresden plate or wedge blocks and the controlled structure of the hourglasses. I guess you can tell I really like this. Thanks

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  4. What fun fabrics! Your quilt is beautiful and I like the photoshoot pictures!!

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  5. I love your quilt, Carol! The colors are wonderful and work well together. The dresdens and hourglass blocks stand out with that black background. Those large sculptures in the desert make for a great background. Thanks for the pattern too!

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  6. A terrific interpretation of your theme. I love how colorful and fun all those fabrics are cut into bits and pieces and then blended together. And they just pop on the black background. You three are really creative with your blog hop themes.

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  7. Those fabrics are just the greatest and you found the perfect way to make them all play so well together. What a fun quilt. Love your photo setting. What a fun place to visit. Thanks for hosting this hop.

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  8. What a great hop - thank you so much for hosting. Your quilt is so fun and it looks like it was just as much fun taking the photos. Your quilt would be perfect for my Foodie hop in May too. Your quilt is all eye candy to me!!!!

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  9. Wow, what a fun quilt. The colors are great, and the novelty prints are so delightful.

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  10. Gorgeous quilt, in all its glory posed everywhere! Love the fabrics too, great work! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  11. Your quilt is gorgeous and looks great in that unique setting with those unique creatures! Thanks for bringing us another fun hop!

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  12. I had bookmarked your introductory blog post way back when, fully intending to participate and to enjoy all the other "Time in a Bottle" creativity, and here it is, at the end. I don't know how time got away from me, but I sure am enjoying all the creative ideas! Thank you so much for doing this!

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  13. Thanks Carol, this has been a fun bloghop and a great challenge! I love your quilt - what a unique fabric range - and you've done it credit, for sure. Interesting place for your photos - just pleased those are 'only' sculptures!

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  14. Beautiful quilt!!!
    Those animals look interesting! It'll be on my "To visit" list.

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  15. Wow, that's a fun quilt and a great location for your photo shoot! So interesting! I'll have to make my way there some time!

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  16. What a great spot for your photo shoot! I'm hoping for a Nevada getaway, eventually, and it is nice to see some of the places that we could visit. Love your quilt too; my guys would all love that fabric line with the beer, peanuts, and pretzels. Thanks too for hosting the hop- it has been fun to spend time looking at the projects.

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  17. That is one fun quilt and a great photo shoot! Congrats on your quilt and another wonderful hop!

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  18. Awesome fabrics and love that you threw in some Dresden plates too. How brave of your oh so awesome spouse to hold your quilt among the desert denizens. Thanks for hosting a great hop.

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  19. Oh wow! What great fabrics to work with, and when I saw the rabbit I thought.. goodness that's big... and then the scorpion!! Oh my! Very glad he wasn't real, lol! You've made a beautiful quilt and hosted a wonderful blog hop - thank you! xx

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  20. Thank goodness that scorpion wasn't real. Yikes; can you imagine running into one that big? Sure helped having something to remind us of how big your quilt was. The hourglass blocks are perfect especially paired with the dresden plates. BTW, the fabric was perfect - and new to me. Thank you for another super hop. I didn't visit everyone this time. Somehow time and events got in the way. Keep the hops coming.

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  21. Love your quilt! Love Boulder City too!! I was born there and can say it didn't have any huge animals like these. Only got to see and play with the real sized ones, ha ha. We caught scorpions, horned toads, desert tortoises plus all kinds of other desert critters. Sorry to say we moved to California when I was in the 3rd grade in the 50s.

    Thanks for sharing the quilt and the desert pics.

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  22. I love your photoshoot with that pretty quilt. Where is the rattlesnake and the tortoise????

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  23. Such a cute quilt and the fabric is really fun, Carol. Love the setting for the photo shoot. Scorpions are definitely no fun! I'm glad Monkey Boy is ok.

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  24. This is a lovely quilt and the backgrounds for your photos are amazing. I love that the dresdan plates look like party platters.

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  25. Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! So sorry I missed visiting all of the blog hoppers sooner.

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