The bow tie blocks are done and ready to assemble. I might move a block or two around so I’ll look at it for a day or two before I start sewing. In the meantime, I’ve got the 16 patch top loaded on the longarm and ready to quilt – I might even make a start on it this evening.
This one will not have borders – it’s a small donation quilt that is kind of a trial run for a larger scrappy one. I enjoyed sewing these blocks together, it was easy to get into a rhythm and as you can tell, they were quick so I’m anxious to make another one. I did a quick look through my stash to see if fat quarter bundles popped out as a good choice for one of these but haven’t made any decisions. I can see using a bundle for one but I can also see pulling random scraps from my bins.
Speaking of bins, I mentioned a few weeks ago when I was working on the Kite blocks that this blue/green/purple bin refuses to empty … this is now the 5th small quilt I’ve made from it and while a few fabrics have been added here and there I don’t see much change in the level of fabric so you can count on seeing this combination again!
This one is quick and easy! I’m using the 6 inch finished Bow Tie dies for my GO. It’s a two die set with the triangles on one die and the block that they’re sewn on to on another die. I also have have a 3 inch square die I could use but it’s easier to cut those myself.
That one purple looks pretty dark in the photo … but it’s the light in my sewing room. It’s just not good for photos. Here’s a close up of it.
Right now I’m making 4 blocks from each fabric unless my scrap isn’t big enough so the colors will be mixed up more in the final quilt. I just couldn’t wait to see the blocks up on the design wall.
I’m pretty sure this is the setting I’m going to use. I shared two vintage quilts a few weeks ago that I found on eBay and I’ll eventually make one using both settings I think.
It’s the one I put together at Big Canoe a few years ago and brought to Florida to make this tessellating quilt.
Then I used the same fabrics to piece this hourglass quilt …
And pulled a bunch from the same bin to make this Flock of Geese.
It’s a small bin …. and I’ve made three quilts from it and it’s still full even after pulling some fabrics for the Kite quilt.
It’s times like this that I realize just how little fabric it takes to make a quilt and how MUCH fabric I have in my sewing room. Mom is 30 years older than I am and still quilting so I like to think I have another 30 years to use it all up!
I haven’t committed to a final layout yet but I’m pretty sure these blocks are going to get sashed.
This layer cake was a challenge to work with – half of it consisted of two light prints and I wasn’t sure I could come up with something I would like but the blocks are made and I think it’s going to make a cute donation quilt – and for $12.40 which is what I paid for the layer cake at Craftsy, it’s a bargain. The photo is dark because I finished the blocks up tonight after Keith went to bed.
I will say Layer Cakes are not my favorite precut to work with … I definitely prefer fat quarters and Jelly Rolls. I feel like I have so many more options for designing and using them.
It will be a pain to fix it but at least it’s near the edge of the quilt! It’s one reason I take photos but I should have looked a little closer at the snapshot of the finished blocks and I might have noticed the mis-rotated block!