Every so often questions and comments come from readers that I think others would like to hear my response to. That’s when I feature them on the blog. This is one of those days.
Last week I showed you Kelli’s Cheddar Bow Tie quilt.
Following that I got several people wondering about the layout and more about the quilt. I thought I’d write a little more about it.
First off, this quilt started as a Bonnie Hunter Challenge quilt. Each year Bonnie does a challenge quilt starting in the summer and ending the next summer. She encourages people to construct a quilt as a leader and ender project. You can read more about leaders and enders here.
In 2011 her challenge was the bow tie block. You can read more about the challenge and get the instructions on how to make the bow time block HERE.
Kelli and I both jumped on board to make the cute little bow tie blocks. Kelli opted to use many different cheddar colored fabrics to make her quilt. Me, I used all the same cheddar color.
To make this quilt, she made 1024 cheddar bow tie blocks. Oh my.
After Kelli got the individual bow ties made she sewed them into blocks like the one you see below. You would need 256 of the blocks below.
From there, she sewed them into a larger block. This is the setting she used…. Continue reading