Follow Your Bliss Continues

>> Tuesday, September 20, 2011

 mini bowtie mini
12x18 inches

A Follow Your Bliss Makealong Finish!
{and a birthday gift for my sister too}
It also counts for my finish for our challenge fabric project. I bought one yard of this gradated fabric {2 years ago?} and gave my sister half of it. She finished awhile ago.

 Bonnie Hunter posted this tutorial with perfect timing for me:) This is my first layout once I had all of my blocks made. Here you can really see the bowties.

These blocks offer lots of design possibilities. As my blocks are all made from one fabric {see this post} I had limited combinations of pieces to make my blocks. The arrangement above shows bowties with the same background colour beside a set of four blocks with all the bowties the same colour.

 With this picture super-sized {thanks to the new blogger interface that I've been forced to try!} you can see that I used a combination of both types of blocks. I think it looks like Xs and Os {hugs and kisses}. You can also see the quilting in this photo. I used a really bright Sulky variegated thread and went around the bowtie centres.

 Here's the back of the quilt. A chance to use up a scrap of this funky material. And a place to put more of the bowties that I couldn't fit into my design. AND my label:)

Here are our two projects together.
Now that we've finished this challenge I guess I can go looking for that next challenge fabric!
Or maybe it's my sister's turn to provide!?!

While the "official" Follow your Bliss Makealong is finished, I have several projects that I plan to continue working on and posting progress on. Thanks to all who joined in the fun. The flickr pool will remain open for you to continue to post photos in. I hope you continue to enjoy your quilting journey!

With Joy,
Sarah Vee


Rachel Slote-Brown September 20, 2011 at 11:07 AM  

Thanks Sis!
When I saw the bow-ties on your blog last week or so, I hoped they were for me but didn't say anything.
I'll see if I can find another challenge fabric :)

Jackie September 21, 2011 at 12:11 PM  

I love it, and the design possibilities are endless! It was so fantastic to meet you... and I can't believe all that you do with 2 little ones, working etc.... do go and try your guild out again. Once you get in there, they will love you, i have no doubt of that!
There is a lady named Sandra Courtemanche, she belongs to our guild too... find her, she is a total gem!

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