Have you seen the latest edition of Quilter’s World? If you haven’t, I have some news to share. Hot off the press is our quilt, Bow Tie Bliss. Well, actually QUILTS…let me explain.
In the Autumn 2021 edition, our Bow Tie Bliss quilt is featured. But…we made two versions. Kelli and I made this quilt some time ago. We made it under wraps and didn’t share anything about it. It’s so long ago that I don’t remember which one of us sewed it. I think Kelli did the large version and I did the small version but don’t hold me to that.
After we made the tops, they just sat. I couldn’t get the courage to tackle the machine quilting. I knew I wanted to submit it to a magazine but also didn’t think my machine quilting abilities weren’t up for the task. We ended up calling on our friend Carla of Longarm Quilting Inspirations.
Here are some better pictures…
This is made up of bow tie blocks.
When first looking at it, you might now notice that.
Can you see the inside of the block has a dark burgundy color and the outer background has a cream?
I think the sashing makes it spackle.
This was made from a fabric line called Heart of the Prairie. We added the burgundy thinking it complemented the line nicely.
This isn’t a fancy quilt…just a block on repeat but I still like it a lot.
Here you can see some of Carla’s pretty custom quilting.
I love the print we used on the backing.
Typical me…I didn’t order enough so I made a pieced backing using up a few of the extra blocks that were made.
I’m a gal that loves pieced backings, even simple ones like this.
I’m so glad that Quilter’s World saw the potential in this quilt and picked it up for publishing as Kelli and I have both loved it.
Here is more of Carla’s custom quilting.
For fun, we made a smaller version making only 20 blocks for this one.
This version is also shown in the magazine.
I actually got brave and did the machine quilting on this one.
I used a variegated pastel thread on the top.
Looking at it, I am still having trouble believing I did the quilting.
Machine quilting is one area of quilting that I really can do okay at but I don’t have the confidence that I should.
I think for me, the hardest part is always coming up with the idea of what to use as a quilting motif.
This was a Moda fabric line. I can’t remember which. Do any of you know? I’m sure someone will ask. It an older line…that’s my only hint.
It’s been a bit since you’re seen pictures of Rosie. She’s doing good…busy as ever. She still keeps me hopping. I’ve been a little lazy and haven’t been walking her as much as I should.
One last peek. Which do you prefer…the bright version or the reproduction fabric version?
I think I like them both…Each is so different and one would make them for different reasons.
If you want a copy of the pattern, head to your local newsstand. If the magazine isn’t there yet, it’s coming soon. Can you believe it’s a FALL EDITION?? No…I want to keep summer!!