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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Out of the Bag

     Finally, I emptied all the bowtie blocks from a block swap hosted by Barb  that I received last fall. I had made about 25 extra and all the blocks were in a big zip lock. I got the urge to get them all up and see what I had after all these months.
     The first round up I realized I wanted more columns, so I had to make about 20 more. It was hard to scrape up more grays.

      I added all the blocks except duplicates I had made. I only pulled out one block from the swap that no contrast in the color to gray combo- it looked like one piece of fabric.

      For a couple days, I messed around trying to get the lighter ones evenly distributed so they were not all lumped together. I did try lights going to darks, but the busyness of the pattern fought with it. 

I had to just end it and get it down from the wall because I needed it for another quilt. So, I numbered the columns with painters tape and clipped them by columns, Wanda style, and will sew the columns together, then the rows. 

4 comments:

Dre in PA said...

Is this theme intentional or coincidental? Look back at your Kaffe quilt...

Diamonds ARE a girl's best friend!

Barb said...

fun! I like your layout with the offset layout!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I have my blocks from the swap out and they are next up on the design wall -- your layout is one I already had in mine, along with an alternate Idea I want to try. -- mine is destined to be a gifted quilt later this year, so I mustn't delay too much longer. Looking forward to seeing your's stitched!

Preeti Harris said...

Love the riot of colors in this bow-tie quilt. The white/gray background creates added interest. Hope you are doing well, Linda.
Hugs,
Preeti.