Friday, July 22, 2011

Bow Tie Quilt

It may seem like there hasn't been much happening here in terms of the sewing and patchworking stuff, but rest assured that isn't the case!


In fact I have had my blinkers on to avoid distraction; with a pile of fabric in front of me, the rotary cutter in hand and quite some time productive time spent behind the sewing machine.


This quilt top is a traditional design featuring the Bow Tie quilt block.  The fabrics are from Denyse Schmidt's Picnics and Fairgrounds collection (and a single Katie Jump Rope print), contrasted with Kona Cotton solid fabric in White and Canary yellow. 


My "need" to make a Bow Tie Quilt was very much inspired by Angela's (Fussy Cut) Habitat Bow Tie Quilt as well as the Vanilla and Blooms Quilt  made by Twin Fibers.  Both are beautiful quilts with a variation in layout or use of fabric to create a very different overall effect. 

It's been a good week.  I hope you too have had a great sewing week!
Rita

29 comments:

  1. Love the pop of yellow...very nice!! I just cut some fabric for bow-ties last night. Great minds think alike, right? :)

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  2. Oh this is gorgeous Rita! Love the yellow you used.

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  3. Very nice indeed! I especially like the secondary pattern formed by the yellow and white blocks.

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  4. Wow, love the pop from the yellow!

    There is a scrappy bow tie swap going on at flickr too! We are having a blast. Maybe you can sew a few more and join us? (id walk around going "one of my bowties might be made by Rita) LOL

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/1690515@N20/

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  5. You are the fastest quilter I know!! It probably helps that your kids aren't under 3 feet tall :)

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  6. Wow Rita, that is gorgeous! Wonderful use of color. I'm glad my Habitat bowtie quilt helped inspire you to make yours. It is beautiful.

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  7. Hmm, I never thought to use 2 different colors in the centers. I like it! Nicely done Rita:)

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  8. Oooooooo, I love bowtie quilts! Several times a year I tell myself to make one. Now I think I'm getting closer. I love yours.

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  9. love the two color background! i've never seen that before.

    i made a bowtie quilt a while ago; i loved it so much! coincidentally, i used denyse schmidt fabric for that quilt, too.

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  10. That looks amazing! I love the way the bow ties disappear and the almost-circles pop!

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  11. Stunning Rita. That quilt is coming along great. can't wait to see how you finish it off :)

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  12. I love the fresh vintagey feel of all the prints with the yellow/white. Well done, Rita! It is so fun to look at.

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  13. I just got some canary yellow - it's fantastic isn't it?

    Lovely quilt, as always, Rita xxx You Rock!!

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  14. Beautiful colors! I never realized a bow tie square was so versatile. Definitely have this on my "to do" list.

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  15. Just brought home the bow tie quilt that I made myself for going off to college to use on one of my girl's bed. It's fun to see it back in use and out of the trunk. Yours looks nice as well.

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  16. Your bowtie quilt with a twist is inspired but I never doubted you were sitting still for a moment!

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  17. your quilts blow me away and inspire me everytime!
    WOW!!

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  18. Cutest bowties of all time, in my book!

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  19. Just gorgeous! Love the yellow sizzles!

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  20. Love those fabrics together! This quilt is just so happy! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. It's gorgeous, Rita! That yellow really makes it pop and become a lively quilt. I love it!

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  22. Lovely! I have been fighting the urge to join the bow tie summer QAL and this mya be the tipping point.

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  23. Bow tie quilts are one of my favorites to make. Love the fabrics you chose for yours.

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  24. Love the extra jig in the design with the addition of the yellow. Such a fun surprise to enjoy along with the bow ties. Wonderful!

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  25. Bonnie Hunter is having a bowtie leaders & enders challenge!
    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2011/07/sisters-sisters-2011-leaderender.html

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