These two quilts have been a year in the making.
Last summer I was inspired by this post from Twin Fibers. So I started making bowtie blocks. I learned a little about chain piecing and a lot about pressing, mostly by trial and error. When I had two blocks of each print I decided that was enough and last fall put one of each into each quilt top.
The backs are (imitation) Minky. (Note: The orange from Hobby Lobby is much softer than the pink from Joann's.)
I quilted them last winter. One with an all-over loop, the other with meandering.
This spring I finally got the bindings on. I used this multi-color, odd-shaped stripe for both. And just this week I finished sewing down the binding (with my new Aurifil thread...no twisting...yay!)
Lots of trial and error went on in making these. Originally I had intended to give them away. But they are not worthy so I'm going to keep them as a reminder of how far I've come.
With still so far to go...
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday.