Saturday, October 7, 2017

An Emptied Project Box

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.


AnnieO said...

Wow! It's beautiful. Love the brights in the center and darker bow ties around the border. Congrats!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

so many tiny pieces! I can see why you stopped at this size :) it looks wonderful. The squirrels have demolished acorns and hickory nuts around here too.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Your quilt is just amazing! I love the texture it creates.

Debbie said...

love it a lot! It is so awesome with all the movement and texture the variety of fabrics give.

Frog Quilter said...

That's my kind of quilt. Love it and if you ever tire of it I can provide a loving home.

O'Quilts said...

WOW I am totally impressed...and I just sit here staring at the pine tress...u do inspire me!!!