BowTies is a top. Hooray! I finished it on Wednesday, which accomplished my hope that it would be done by the end of May.
One thing I realized when making this quilt is that plaids do much better (in my opinion) when two pieces are not touching in a block. I like it when lines align but it's nearly impossible to align plaids when they're side-by-side in a block like this.
Each bow tie finishes at 6". Four together, placed with lights touching, creates a circular shape. Bow ties are such forgiving blocks when it comes to the corner triangles being exactly the same. And the only seams that have to meet are where four light or dark corners meet.
These three quilt tops, below, are the ones going to Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) to become comforter quilts.
It has been fun to create something that will become useful, use fabrics I had on hand for good, and not feel possessive about the finishes.
I'll tote these to the not-too-far-distant MCC shop later this month.
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> Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework
> Peacock Party at Wendy's Quilts and More
> TGIFF at anjaquilts
> Off the Wall Friday at Nina's Creations
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