Wednesday, March 9, 2016

BowTie Quilt

In 2011 we saw this great bow tie quilt in Sisters for sale at the antique quilt booth.

 I found out later Liesel from Sydney bought it. 

 That same day Bonnie threw out a leader ender challenge to make a bow tie quilt. 
I wasn't loving mine as much as the antique so it took me awhile to get my little one together.


Here's the back so you can see how I quilted it. 

I had great plans to get a lot of machine quilting accomplished. The dreaded flu hit and I haven't had much energy for anything!!

29 comments:

  1. BowTies and Cheddar - I love it! Hope you're feeling better today.

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  2. Yuk, the flu. Get better. Love the cheddar background!

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  3. Oh no, I hope you have a quick recovery! Take good care of yourself. I think it's a cute little quilt.

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  4. Take your time Lori ! I hope you are going better and better....
    Your quilt is gorgeous with this cheddar !!

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  5. The cheddar background for the bow ties is what I like about the little quilt. What is it about cheddar and old quilts that so draws us to them.
    Are you sick now or on the mend?

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  6. Oh yum! It is adorable. And, I hope you feel better!

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  7. Lori, I love those colors! I am not sure if it needs a lot of quilting. Rest well, feel better soon! xoxo

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  8. Love me a bow tie quilt and your's is right up there! PERFECT!! Ah too bad about the flu! It was a nasty one this year! I got it twice and have decided next year to try a flu shot...Hope you bounce back fast!

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  9. So sorry the flu took you down! Hope you are resilient and bounce back quickly.
    I recall when you saw this quilt at Sisters, and Bonnie's subsequent challenge.
    Don't know what you weren't loving about your version. Looks really good to me. How large did you make the bowties?

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  10. Sorry you are not feeling well. Hope you kick it soon! Your cheddar bowties are fun. I want to make one someday!
    By the way, autocorrect said booties! Lol

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  11. Sorry you are not feeling well. Hope you kick it soon! Your cheddar bowties are fun. I want to make one someday!
    By the way, autocorrect said booties! Lol

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  12. What a wonderful quilt and I love how your version came out.
    I hope you feel better soon.

    Debbie

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  13. Feel better!! The little cheddar bow ties are so cheery! I bought cheddar to make some way back when, but never even got started. LOL

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  14. I think you did well! That cheddar is a wonderful touch! All these bow-ties have been getting to me. I finally dragged mine out to start hand quilting.:)

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  15. Sorry you're sick, seems everyone around here has assorted bugs. Your bow ties are very charming, are you doing this years challenge with the tumblers?

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  16. Absolutely love your quilt!!!
    Feel better soon!

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  17. Take the time to recoup fully, this is a nasty cold/flu season that keeps lingering. I love your bowtie and I'm glad to hear it was Liesel that took home the vintage piece. It's in good hands. It's a back making day for me.

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  18. Much more satisfying to make it than buy it I think! Yours is beautiful:)
    Get well soon

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  19. Hey, just get better.....I am working on a bowtie as well. This is a UFO from......wait for it....1996 or earlier. It is made with
    "The Rising Sun collection by RJR for the Smithsonian..i am down to rhe last border. I really like the bowtie you shared with us today.

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  20. I love both the original and your version! Bowties is so cute in cheddar! I hope you feel better soon. Don't over do.

    lizzy

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  21. Cheddar! Love all the quilts, cheddar is such a happy color!

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  22. get well Lori, take your time and don't try and launch yourself back into your busy life until you are completely recovered x

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  23. The flu is going strong around here too, so far not at my house thankfully. I keep hearing how Tamiflu really helps--the pharmacies keep selling out of it. I love your cheddar bow ties too! I might have to start a mini today, well tomorrow since I'm working today.

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  24. I love the bowtie block, it's so versatile and always brings a smile to my face :)) and i love your dear little quilt Lori, it's so cheerful & bright!
    I'm sorry to hear that you're under the weather :(( listen to your body & take it easy... hope you're feeling better real soon!

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  25. Hello! I hope you feel better real soon. Chia tea is good for nausea in my experience..... also lemon green tea. I did the same leader/ender challenge. My background is a cheddar repro print, so it looks almost identical to yours. It's really cute. I must get another leader/ender project started. Sometimes I use the triangle tip pair cut off when adding a triangle to a corner, but have used those up.

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  26. I've made two small bow tie quilts similarly piece to the antique one you shared. One has 6" blocks and the other 3" ones. I was at a retreat and got scraps from everyone's quilt leavings to make the 3" blocks and used my own background fabrics when I hand pieced them. Need to dig them out and share some pictures.

    Love your version.

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  27. That antique bow tie quilt is marvelous! Your mini is delightful :0) I hope you're feeling better soon!

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  28. hope you're feeling better! I have a vacation hangover, ha ha

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