The Bow Tie Quilt was originally supposed to be my sister's birthday present. However, I fell in absolute love with the fabrics and the quilt during the construction process and decided to keep it for myself. Good thing, because Katie says it's a little too shabby-chic for her.
She's a bit right; I didn't realize that until after she'd said so. It's not normally my taste either, but I just can't help myself this time. The whole thing is very sweet. I love it!
Fabrics are mostly from Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt, but there are some favorites from Freshcut by Heather Bailey as well as a brown print that is recent (but I can't remember where it comes from). Bound with the Prairie Rose print in the Piney Woods color way. Backed with a pink damask from the Promises line.
It measures 70"x70" and is perfect for napping on the couch. I quilted it in mostly evenly-spaced mostly-straight lines. Try not to notice those incorrectly placed blocks in the corner... I didn't notice them until after the whole thing was basted, quilted, and bound. Too late to fix, otherwise I would have done so.