Monday, May 30, 2016

Bow tie swap quilt bordered up!

     The bowties I received from last fall, along with a bunch more I made are finally all in the quilt. It sat unfinished on my design wall for too long because I did not know how to border it. A friend of mine said piano keys. Alright. I made the strips and found I did not like a square in the corner- interfered with the bowtie look. I tried mitered corners- too busy with all the bowties. So, I make a 1" border of gray and added the strips of bowties. I tried to line up the piano key with the block under it and pinned every one. Alas, it is not perfect and my skill set is not what I would like it be. 
     Now, I need to make a backing and come up with a fun idea.
Stuck on the wall for too long along with some other blocks
Borders on, sun wipes out some of the color


Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I like the way you set the bow ties, in an offset trip around the world. Interesting, so much more so than the usual.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I'm glad you came to a decision and could get it off the design wall. I'm stuck at that point on several quilts too.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I can't believe you lined up all those piano keys with the bow tie ends -- looks SO cool but wow, what a lot of work. Barb quilted hers with organic wavy lines that run diagonally across her quilt - it looks great. Good luck choosing your quilting design(s).