In my whirlwind weekend at the longarm, one of the quilts I finished was my Red Bow Tie quilt.
Pieces for this top were originally given to me by a blog reader. I got an AMAZING box of goodies from her in July or so. I’ve been working on projects from the box for some time now. Every project in the box was something that I was excited to finish. I can’t thank that blog reader enough. You can read about the package HERE.
It’s funny…that package has guided so much of what I’ve sewn ever since I got it. I’ve made the hourglass quilt. I’ve made a quilt that used the scrappy 2 1/2″ brightly colored blocks. MANY thanks to the person who sent the goodies. I also want to thank…
a blog reader who had some of the red fabric that was used for the alternate blocks. The blog reader had some matching fabric. My original plan was to take what I had apart and use varying reds. I ended up being able to make the entire quilt the fabric she sent including the binding. I think I have a small 6 1/2″ x 10″ piece left. It was perfect!!
Everything at the longarm went off without a hitch on this quilt. It was easy peasy. I only did a simple stipple for the motif. I don’t like anything too fancy on reproduction quilts.
I went outside to take pictures of the finished quilt but…it didn’t go the best! It was windy.
I know for many, reproduction fabrics are “out of style”. Not for me. They are forever my favorite. I’ll sew with them until I die whether I live to be 100 or not. I just love them. They go best with my antiques in the house…and red. Red is my favorite.
I have gotten so I like to use the background color for binding if I can. In my previous quilting life, I would have never done that. Now I do it all the time. It’s become my current binding choice if possible.
That takes another UFO off of my UFO list. That makes me happy too!
Rosie however wasn’t very happy. She happened to not come to the door when I went outside to take pictures. Can you see her through the window?
No worries. I brought her inside and let her show off the quilt with Izzy. Here they are. People have asked what’s the “box” on their collars…It’s the collar they need to wear for in-ground fencing.
I love everything in the picture…the dogs and the quilt!!
I decided to keep this top. I’ve been trying to donate most of what I’ve finished from the box that was gifted to me to charity but this one…with the red, I just can’t.
It will become the newest television watching quilt. I’m sure blanket house will be made with it from the grandkids too. It will likely be covered in beagle hair. That’s how you know it’s really loved. Nothing but love for this quilt.
Many thanks to the two blog readers who helped make this quilt come to be. I couldn’t be more happy. I put this high on the list of best gifts!!