Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Accuquilt challenge – Bowtie die

accuquilt challenge 2015

It’s the 15th again and I was trying to go thru my dies and see which ones I had NOT shown, but I just couldn’t help but use the bowtie die again

It’s here on the accuquilt website and actually on sale

GO! Bowties-4" Finished by Alex Anderson (55413)

I decided I wanted it all scrappy but have white/beiges in the background and ANY color as the bowties.

So I started cutting out sets and sorting into piles of 10 sets

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Then I sewed the bowties together while trying to “match” the neutrals with the bowtie fabrics, as some backgrounds weren’t all white, I also had any stripes go vertically and any directional fabrics be upright as well.


and then sewed them together into a 15 x 18 layout.

I love that some are high contrast and some are low.


The quilt measures 60 x 72 and I don’t think I’ll add a border to it, just quilt it like this and add binding (not sure what color yet)

Here’s the first bowtie quilt I made last year

X O X O bow tie quilt

If you search on pinterest there’s lots of inspiration too!

I like this scrappy one too

Temecula Quilt Co Bowtie Quilt. I love block like bowtie and apple core/axhead and drunkard's path because there are so many variations NLP.

and this one! WOW

Little Bowties by Linda Simons

and how fun to change the background of half the backgrounds on each block.

Colorful Bow Tie Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts

and this ON point setting is neat

Bowtie quilt from a Kaffe Fassett class.

and this very planned quilt

lovely color and arrangement on this bowtie quilt

and neat gradation in this one

Bow tie quilt block tutorial | Craftsy

I think that’s enough inspiration!

it’s a very versatile die/ block :)

If you have made a bowtie quilt link up below and comment that you did

(You can also link up any funky flower project from last month)

I have ONE strip set left from Island batik for a giveaway, I will pick a winner on the 22nd.



Barb said...

I just love your bowties.....

No worries about the giveaway with me....thanks!

Lori said...

think i am going to have to buy this die now. love how you use the direction of the bowties, inspirational. thanks

Nancy said...

You have supplied loads of inspiration in this post. I am going to get my scraps together and do a bow tie quilt.

Sowing Stitches said...

Oh how fun! I do love a quilt block that generates such a wide variety of possibilities!!! I've not created a bow tie quilt in've inspired me! One of these will be on my to create this summer list! :)

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a wonderful quilt Bea and I'm like you.....always enjoy using the Bowtie tie!

Heidi said...

Your flimsy looks gorgeous! Thank you for sharing all the delicious inspiration, I linked up my Purple Kisses quilt!

Josie McRazie said...

I do love a good bow tie!! I really like the one with the yellow ribbon! Man another project must!! ;0)

Lori said...

love your quilt. it will be fabulous when finished. All the other quilts are so cool and wow what inspiration. thanks.

Sue D said...

Love all the different placements and colorways with the bowties.

marilyn said...

I've always wanted to make a bowtie quilt. I need this die.

Carla said...

Love all the variations of the bowtie quilt. You're gonna cost me money. Now I want the bowtie die. I have no will power. LOL