Monday, June 29, 2009

Design Wall Monday

I am excited that I have a picture of my design wall this week - well it is not exactly "my" design wall but it is my quilt pieces on the wall at our retreat this weekend. Before the retreat I pulled out a bowtie project I had started at least 10 years ago. I had learned to make dimensional bowties and I just kept making them. At the time I had a plan for them but it did not happen so I had a box of bowties fermenting in my studio. A little while ago I saw a setting I really liked for them so I decided to pull them out. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that there were over 100 of the little suckers and that there were quite a few still chained together that only needed the final seam stitched. I even had squares cut and ready to make more. So I started putting them together and I finished 26 blocks with enough for at least 10 more.

Of course I had to take them down to come home but I am excited about the project again and I will get them together soon -well soon is a relative term when it has already been this long.


Quilter Kathy said...

Don't you love a "found" quilt!?!? I enjoyed making those 3D blocks too! I should make more of them...they were fun!

Kare said...

Oh WOW, you didn't mention that they're 30's prints! I love it!

Pat said...

Your bow tie blocks are looking good! That is a quilt I would like to make *someday* :)

ps send heat~it is only 65F in Wisconsin (for a high!) :(