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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Design Wall Monday: Rusty Bows flimsy

I did get some sewing time in this weekend.  When I left for Missouri I had the center and the bow-tie border blocks assembled.  The sashed border design is one I saw in a quilt magazine years ago.  I auditioned several solid colors before choosing turquoise. 

It is 58 x 66 and used 5 yards of stash.  Thanks goes to Bonnie Hunter for creating the bow-tie challenge!

If I make another bow-tie quilt (which is likely because the blocks are such fun) I'll try deliberate color placement -- figure 8's or S's, perhaps; or x's and o's.

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23 comments:

  1. Nann, if this top ever needs a new home, I hope you will consider letting me have the honor of doing so...Love this top!

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  2. I never thought of using a different background from neutrals on my bowties. It looks great and I hope to see one of these in my future as I love bowties. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Nice and the blue makes it pop.

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  4. Wow factor is found in this quilt!!! Very nice, Nann.

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  5. Great looking quilt top, Nann! I love the circle placement over the diagonals.

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  6. Love the quilt top and glad to hear you also said it was fun. I so far have only admired the scrappy quilts and am gonna get going on one--even if it is leaders and enders to start.
    Do you have an idea on how you will quilt it?
    Nancy in SC

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  7. This is a great top Nann. I too hadn't thought of using anything but neutrals. I make bowties as my leader/ender on a regular basis. I can't remember how many baby quilts I've made from them. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Very nice. The turquoise is perfect.

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  9. This looks great! With the different colored "bows" it did give the illusion of winding ways when seen from a distance (as in the small photo on Judy's blog).

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  10. Wow! I really like the background color you used.

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  11. Nice layout for the Bow- ties. I'm playoing with scrappy ones for Bonnie Hunter's Leader/Ender Bow tie Challenge. Some days I just sew a few more 3" ones to add to the bunch. What size were yours?

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  12. LOL. I have to laugh, I never thought of making the centers darker than the bows. My mind never worked that direction.

    But I love it!
    glen

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  13. That's going to be a wonderful quilt! I love the blue border added.

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  14. Wow! It's gorgeous. Love the background color you chose.

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  15. Really cool, Nann! the turquoise is a great choice. Did you by chance use up some BB Swap squares? :)

    Vickie in Cleveland

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  16. Yes, your border looks great. Love all the different fabrics. What fun!

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  17. That is too cool!! I love the turquiose!

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  18. A really stunning Bow Tie quilt, and the smaller bow ties make it really pop.

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  19. Looks amazing and I love the setting you chose.

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  20. I love the lattice effect you have achieved. Very pretty quilt.

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  21. I love how your border frames the bow ties! Very nice!

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  22. Wow! Great color pick!!! Love it!! Hugs

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