Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Bow Ties as Leaders and Enders


While I have been getting back into my sewing I also have dragged out a UFO.
It's my 3d bow tie block/quilt.
I'm not following a pattern and am making it up as I go.
I am using this quilt as my leader and ended project.
I wanted a tunnel effect.
I started with 2" blocks for the centre.
Moved on to 4" blocks.
Now I'm filling the outer corners with 8" blocks.
I'm not sure if there is too much of a step up with this size. I'll have to wait and see.
It's already good measuring 5 feet across.
I'm wondering if I'll keep it square or go different and make it rectangular in shape.
I do prefer rectangular quilts.

7 comments:

  1. It's lovely and colourful. I like the tunnel effect.

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  2. Such a great effect Jo, great idea! Love the look of quilts made with different sizes of blocks

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  3. Colourful and effective, looks great.

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  4. The runnel effect works really well Jo, lovely colours.

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  5. This is a nice one, Jo. You could use 6-inch blocks next, and then make it rectangular using the 8-inch at the top and bottom. I don't think that would ruin the tunnel effect.

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  6. I am a rectangle girl myself, but it would seem that I have maade a lot of square quilts. Sometimes with medallions, they just work out better square.

    I love your bow ties in a variety of sizes. I think the jump up to 8" is fine.

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  7. Great work. I have been seeing a lot of interesting bowtie quilts lately. I love seeing traditional blocks done with a modern twist.

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