I have a finish!
First, a little bit about this quilt.
As many of you know, this summer was especially busy for me. To keep my
sanity mind focused, I joined the Summer Bow Tie Quilts on Facebook. It seemed doable since you were to make one bow tie block everyday during the summer.
[Of coarse, I really made mine in 3 or 4 sittings at my machine but that's OK.]
My idea was to use only fabric from my stash. I started cutting out one bow tie from each of the fabrics I pulled out of one of many drawers. As I went through my drawers, I realized I have soooo much fabric that I don't really prefer.
Read more about 'less preferred' stash and my personal challenge here.
This quilt finished with 120 Bow Ties each made of different fabrics [and that didn't even make a dent in my stash.]
The backing was also pieced using stash fabric. The only fabric that I purchased was more Kona Snow as I was running short.
[I really don't count that because it is a staple for me]
...so the entire quilt made from my stash!
The kept the quilting simple...1/4" around the bow ties and a double diamond in the white space. I bound this quilt in Kona Snow as it already had so many colors.
[The quilting and binding was on hold for a while because my Elna was in for a tune-up. I did get it back in half the time expected and that made me very happy!!]
I wasn't sure how I would like this very scrappy quilt but I really do! It is fun to look through the fabrics and remember what each fabric was used for or if I inherited it or was it donated to me....
Are you a fan of scrappy quilts or do you prefer fabrics from one line?
A technology update: I figured out how to make and link a PDF of my tutorial for the herringbone quilt. Just go here and scroll to the end of the post for the link. I hope you enjoy and...