Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Challenge…

Way back last year Bonnie Hunter started a Challenge…a Leaders and Enders Bow Tie/Spool Challenge. 

I had always wanted to try the Bow Tie block and so I hopped on the Band Wagon!  Man, I am so happy that I did!  I have this sweet little guy to thank for it! 

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This small quilt is made entirely of scraps…with only two bowties being the same!  Can you find those two?

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Doesn’t it look great with the scrappy Civil War tumbler UFO?!  I must get that one finished too!!

If you want to see more Bow Tie/Spool Challenge quilts then you MUST go over to Bonnie’s Blog!  I’m sure there will be a mess of them..and I say this in a good way!

Now I have visions of Bow Ties dancing in my head….  Isn’t this quilt by Need’l Love gorgeous?! 

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I have started to collect pink and green fabrics…just sayin’!  This pattern can be found in the Garden Gate Threads Book…

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The quilters’ lament…so many beautiful pattern…so little time!

Have a wonderful Wednesday and thanks for popping by!

15 comments:

  1. Your little bow-tie quilt is super cute. I always stayed away from these quilts as I thought they were to finicky. Then I checked out Bonnie's blog, and now I see they are really quite simple. So I'm going to try one using my Civil War scraps. Hope I make a dent in that pile.

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  2. The brown bow tie in the sixth position from the left in row two and the brown one fifth from the left in the third row.

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  3. Love your bow ties! It 's so great to use the leaders and enders approach and have a quilt ready in no time! Wonderful!

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  4. So many patterns, so little time - how true! You can never get tired of quilting!

    Love your bowties.

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  5. Oh your quilt is just darling!

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  6. I love your little Bow Tie quilt. I wanted to make one too and just started one over the weekend. Thanks for the great show and tell. Love all the Bow Tie pictures.

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  7. Love your Bow Tie quilt! I've had a Bow Tie quilt on my list forever and a day. Don't ask me why I haven't started - who knows! LOL

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  8. Several years ago I went to a retreat with about 25 people. I went to everyone's table and got a small scrap of a light and dark fabric from everyone and then made a 3" hand pieced bowtie quilt that I called Friendship Ties.

    Yours is lovely. Congratulations they are addictive.

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  9. I'm working on a bow-tie quilt right now because I love the pattern SO much! Congrats on your wonderful finish!

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  10. I have my Bow Ties sewn into 9's like Bonnie did, just have to add the sashing when I find the fabric I chose for them, again! Yes, Too many Quilts, so Little time...

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  11. Wonderful quilt and great book for new ideas. I need to get motivated, can't make up my mind and with only two days to go, I think I will just bring something to stitch, lol.

    Debbie

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  12. I see Rick is using your comments section as a "test"--I love the pink and green bow tie quilt but don't think I'm up to that many little pieces!

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  13. I have a cute little table topper done in the bow tie pattern. I just love it but hubby is using it over the back of his chair right now. Will put a stop to that! Guess I'd better make a couple for the chairs that will suit the room.

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