Sunday, April 11, 2010

Bow Tie Quilt

This has been finished for a while.  Sorry it's taken so long for me to blog it!

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.


  1. No, no, no - send it to meeeeee! If this is shabby chic then I am A FAN. And I never would have noticed those corner blocks. But since I do see them now, I know this quilt is Not Perfect. A bride should have everything perfect - so I will do you a favour this once and take it off your hands.

  2. It's beautiful! And no need to worry about those corner blocks... they were a design choice by your subconscious.

  3. Oh, my! That is absolutely gorgeous! I can't believe it would to too anything for someone. Oh, well -- that's great that you can enjoy it!

    Wow -- this quilt really has a unique look to it. Great job!

  4. Thanks, everyone! Someday I'm going to figure out how to reply to individual comments...

  5. why can't i become a follower on your blog! what the fuck?

  6. Oh this is stunningly beautiful! Now I want to make one of these too! Oh how I wish that my last bow tie quilt had been layed out like this.

  7. Thanks, Anita! You can always make another one...