Thursday, July 31, 2014

progress

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.

11 comments:

  1. They are lovely and I love the backs!

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  2. They're so bright and cheery, love the binding. They look very worthy from where I sit!

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    1. Thanks Donna. Lots hiding in the photos;)

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  3. These look great! I especially like the orange-backed one. I've never seen bowtie blocks laid out like that. Very cool!

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    1. Last winter a friend commented that it was called something like "Walking Down a Country Road". I tried to Google it but came up with nothing. I really liked the ones Twin Fibers did. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. What a lovely blog. I am your newest follower.

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  5. These are really pretty....I am a bit taken with the "minky" backs!! Very cuddly sounding. I like the 2 variations of the patterns that you made. Once again...you are the quilt guru!!

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