Monday, July 23, 2012

Bow Tie Mania!

 Hi everyone!  I have been secretly...well, probably not so secretly, cutting a bow tie out of every tiny scrap I have, or come across!  I have tons cut out...so tonight?  I decided that the fun MUST begin!    I made a few bow tie blocks...and it was such fun!  I think I may need a bazillion to make a bed sized quilt, so how many is a bazillion, anyway??    I could arrange the blocks this way...
 or this way! 
Here is one of the boxes I have filled with cut out bow ties pieces.  I have two more bigger boxes full. I even have some from my friend Joan!   Really, how many will I need?  Each block finishes at 3 inches...it boggles the mind to think of all the fabric variety!



Have a great day, all!!

Julie

18 comments:

Sharon said...

You need to see this blog. http://www.maryelizabethkinch.com/spa-society/
I think your quilt will qualify! Have fun with this one.

Leeanne said...

Nice bows!!

AnnieO said...

Bow ties are fun to play with in arrangements--so many different ones to do. Bazillion is definitely how many you would need at 3" finished. Yowza!

Quilter Kathy said...

Looks like another amazing scrap quilt in development!

Janet O. said...

What fun, Julie! Do you have enough of that same background fabric for a bazillion? : )

Linda O said...

Definitely need a bazillion cutie little bowties! Are you repeating fabrics, or going for each bowtie to be a different fabric? They do have such fun ways to set them...can't wait to see what you choose!

Helen in the UK said...

Ooodles of fabric scraps and tiny blocks ... I can tell you're having fun :)

KaHolly said...

You just amaze me!!

Michelle said...

Love the bowties! They work for leaders and enders too!

Me and My Stitches said...

I have a bazillion bow tie blocks done and more fabric cut for half a bazillion more! One of these days I need to figure out how many I really need to make a good sized quilt!

Helen said...

You can never make too many bowties. I've been making them for years and cannot get my fill!

paulette said...

Enough is enough...you'll know when you hit it!! :o)LOVE BOWTIES!!
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Jeanne said...

The bow ties are so much fun! Love your pink strings quilt, too.

Finn said...

Bow ties are one my most favorite patterns! I've done them in about every size there is(not necessarily enough for a quilt of each size). I've done 12.5"(really clunky) down to about the size of a quarter(almost a joke!).
I've that you're off and running with them at 3", and yes, you'll need at least a bazillion! Happy bow tie hugs, Finnie XXX

Kyle said...

What a great collection.

Merilyn said...

Bowties are such cute blocks, and a great way to use up all your left-overs! I love the first arrangement, and yes a gazillion would be need to to make a bedsize quilt, but think of how wonderful it will look, just keep going I say...... they look great!!!!!

Jan said...

Bowties are neat blocks. Have fun!

Teri said...

Probably about 800 or so :-). I have boxes cut also, so you are not alone. I find it the perfect pattern for small bits that I can't part with.