Bowties


This quilt top sat on the shelf for six months.  I contemplated not finishing cause it just wasn't looking that exciting.  I finally decided to finish it, and now it's my favorite of all my recent finishes!  Just goes to show that you can't judge a quilt by it's top!  


I had all these little triangles left over from some other project, and decided to make them into a quilt like this. I originally planned to use all one background color, but my infuriating habit of only buying half yards really came back to bite me here.  I had to keep adding more solid fabrics as I ran out of one, then another.  (I was originally planning on the creamy yellow)  

I really like it now though!  So maybe it wasn't such a bad thing...
 

And I used the last of my Bliss Aqua Polka dot flannel on the back. This stuff is so versatile,  I think I could use it on half the quilts I make.

37 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you finished this quilt .... it's so sweet! The binding is just perfect.

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  2. im loving everything you are making recently. this is super cute...and im guessing super easy????

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  3. i love it. it is so simple and beautiful! i have some serious scraps i need to bust. this just might be the ticket!

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  4. I'm trying to imagine it with only one background colour and I can't. I like what you ended up with, planned or not. The binding really adds a nice little pop to it as well.

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  5. I think the shortage of fabric worked to your advantage! It gives a whole different effect to the quilt, not just the background, but the placement of the little triangles. I absolutely love it!

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  6. {grin} I was hoping for more than just a sneak peek! Lovely!

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  7. The finished quilt is so cute! I love the different solids, and the triangles are really fun to look at. I'm glad you decided to finish this :)

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  8. I love this quilt! It's gorgeous. I really like how you went with different color solids for the backgrounds-- it definitely adds to the charm. This is really adorable!

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  9. Gorgeous quilt. I can't imagine it in one colour for the background because all those silimar muted solids look really good together. Maybe sometimes the things that we don't plan just work out for the best.

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  10. I really like everything about this quilt. Especially the different colors in each block. So maybe your infuriating habit isn't such a bad thing!

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  11. You see bowties, I see butterflies! Looks great, and I think it was serendipitous that you ran out of that creamy yellow fabric.

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  12. Your infuriating habit has led to a most delightful quilt. I love it!!

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  13. Oh I love it! What a great quilt- looks so snuggly.

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  14. Oh, i LOVE the different colored blocks. That adds so much to the quilt, really! I also only buy 1/2 yards. It does get annoying sometimes! Great way to use up triangles!

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  15. Please add these pics to Flickr so that I can favorite one! hehe.

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  16. It's wonderful. I like the different sized triangles and the different colored blocks! Great job!

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  17. I love this, and I think the different solids for the blocks are just perfect. I usually buy half yards too, but this is a great way to use up all the smaller pieces I have left. I'm so glad you finished it as it's fabulous.

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  18. A wonderful way to show off those left over triangles.
    The variety of background colours works really well.
    I think your choice of binding has set it off beautifully too.

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  19. Gorgeous! And I think using the different colored solids really adds a lot to the quilt.... I need to go through my scrap bin for triangles now...... ;-)

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  20. This is totally adorable Jolene!!! I love it.

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  21. I love this quilt. How clever of you to use up your coloured solids this way too. Just beautiful. You've inspired (and reminded me) that I have a couple of zip lock bags with triangles stashed away!

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  22. I see butterflies as well! So perfect. :) I am making seasonal wall hangings for my mom & would love to use your idea if you didn't mind.

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  23. i am so glad you finished it ...its GORGEOUS!! x

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  24. I often feel just "eh" about a top, but once it's quilted and bound I love it! Funny how that happens.

    This is too cute. :)

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  25. gorgeous! i love how you did the background colors differently, even if it started out as a snafu, it looks amazing now!

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  26. So great you've decided to finish it. I like the random order of the blocks.

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  27. Love your quilt. What a great scraps muncher and a useful colour sampler for your solids. I'd have to write down the colour names as well though!

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  28. What a gorgeous quilt! The Bliss flannel looks perfect on the back.

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  29. I love the different colored backgrounds! So pretty!

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  30. It really great! With the different background fabrics....that really worked out! I love it when what starts out as a design problem, really makes the quilt! Congrats!

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  31. that quilt is just darling. I have to say that the mixed color background is a winner.

    I printed a picture and intend to steal your idea. Thanks so much.

    Lisa, Northern Ca.

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  32. OMG! I love this quilt. I think that the different colored background squares plus your quilting really showcase the bow-ties!
    It's great!

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  33. I just went through all your flicker photos, there is not a single quilt you have done that I don't absolutely LOVE!!

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