My bow tie quilt is now a finished top and ready to be added to the to-be-quilted-queue. It measures approximately 56 ½ X 68 1/2 Inches and has 952 bow tie units that finish at 2 inches. Fabrics came from my stash and the generosity of friends and I love its bright colors. I also love the empty project box, something of a rarity here.
It was inspired by a quilt by Florence Edith Goggin that was published in the May 2000 issue of Quilters Newsletter magazine. The original was pieced by hand, with no fabric repeats. I tried to create as much fabric diversity as possible in my smaller version, but there are definitely numerous repeats.
It has lots of bright prints in it and it makes me happy to look at it. When I had it on the ironing board, the sun shining through it reminded me of stained glass.
I have a friend in my Tuesday group who is also working on this project. I’ll offer to let her have my cut out remnants and orphan pieces.
Acorns are good this year and we have a lot of these little critters visiting us.