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Bow Ties.

Posted on | February 28, 2017 | 12 Comments

Some quilts need time to sit for a while before the right plan comes along to finish them. This Bow Tie quilt was one of those.

I really didn’t know what to do with the white empty spaces. So it sat for several years until I came up with a plan and had the skill to do it.

I ended up with some big teardrops and lots of bubbles.

Same idea in the corners and side half blocks.

The fabrics are all from the one range -Fresh by Deb Strain.

In this design the bow ties are 3D.

You do have to take a lot of care with these when quilting – too easy to get hooked on them.

A bright backing and bright green binding to finish off.

We went to the movies yesterday to see Hidden Figures and loved it. What a great film.

I am hoping to get along to see Lion next.

Have a wonderful week.

Cheers, Karen



12 Responses to Bow Ties.

  • Bright, happy quilts are my favorite. This one definitely fills the bill. What’s a little time sitting aside when you end up such a beautiful finish? I’ll bet the quilt is saying, “Ahh, sweet!” And it’s correct, the quilt is sweet on so many levels.

  • Raewyn says:

    A beautiful finish Karen, with lovely fabric and gorgeous quilting! Well done on the finsih – it was well worth the time spent sitting waiting for the right idea! (I may have to jot the quilting idea down for inspiration one day – thank you!)

  • Cheryl says:

    What an amazing job you did on your bow tie quilt Karen. It’s beautiful – well done

  • Anita says:

    I’m glad to catch up with your blog Karen. You have been so busy with your stitcheries!!!! I love the Easter and Christmas projects, and the blue variegated thread is just gorgeous!!!!

  • Marina says:

    Great finish! Love the colours and the quilting finishes it beautifully!
    Ps how are your blog issues , your updates are still not showing on my list…..

  • Karen D Martin says:

    What a happy and fun quilt! I love the dimensional bow ties. Your quilting is beautiful too–you did a wonderful job!

  • Fiona says:

    oh gosh it’s beautiful…. was worth the wait to get the inspiration. I haven’t watched Hidden Figures but I did enjoy Lion and needed tissues…

  • Joan says:

    Wow does that look fabulous! Fun colors and your quilting is stunning. Maybe I’m going to start sending my quilts to you to be done! LOL!!

  • Lesley says:

    Your quilt is so beautiful and fresh! It is such a happy quilt and your quilting is exceptional.

  • Shez says:

    Hi Karen,wow the quilting is amazing this quilt is stunning,well done my friend xx

  • Oh wow Karen! Just beautiful! Your quilting is fantastic xxx

  • Great quilt and love the 3D look. I can relate to leaving quilts to ferment until the right inspiration comes for finishing. Take care.


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