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Bow Tie Leader/Ender Update

In my previous update, I shared that I was sewing the little bow tie blocks into large 8 x 8 blocks.

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

I have now sewn all but six little bow ties into a flimsy.

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

When I was finished, and hung the flimsy up to take a photograph, I realized that I had miscalculated.  This monster is approximately 75″ x 100″.

What was I thinking????

But the six leftover blocks make a cute 9.5″ orphan block!

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

Bow Tie Leader/Ender

Bow Ties

Bow Tie Update

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Bow Tie and Floral Reflections Updates

In my last post, I settled on a bow tie layout.  Since then I have sewn the 3.5″ bow tie blocks into groups of 16 (4 x 4), and then into a larger block of 64 (8 x 8).  I have two of those big blocks finished, and I definitely like what I see.

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

I am hoping that I made enough bow tie blocks to sew into 12 of these bigger blocks for a quilt.

Bow Tie Leader/Ender

Bow Ties

Remember the Floral Reflections project?

Floral Reflections

All of the stitching in the ditch is done.  All of the outline stitching is finished.  All of the basting pins are removed.

Time to get serious about how to quilt this baby.

Floral Reflections

Floral Reflections Intro

Floral Reflections

Floral Reflections Update

Floral Reflections Update 2

Floral Reflections Update 3

Pin Basted

Floral Reflections Update 4

* Just a quick note…progress is likely to be slower than my usual slow.  I will be working seven days a week.  It isn’t scheduled yet, but it is inevitable until after the holidays.

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Bow Ties, Farm Girl Finish and Birdhouse Updates


Bow Tie Leader/Enders

If I counted correctly (and that is questionable), then I should have 768 bow tie blocks in this basket.

That is enough to sew these into bigger blocks for a layout.

Bow Tie Leader/Enders
Bow Tie Leader/Enders

Bow Tie Leader/Ender

Hubby made a frame for the Farm Girl stitchery, so she is completely finished and ready for gifting!

Farm Girl

I love how she turned out!

Farm Girl Post 1

Farm Girl Post 2

Farm Girl Post 3

Farm Girl Post 4

The birdhouse project (I really should name this thing) has gone from the designing stage to the fused applique stage.

Birdhouse Wall Hanging

I really like it now…definitely enough to finish it!

Birdhouse UFO

This is my first post using the ‘new’ WordPress editor. I am a bit lost, but I am figuring it out. Except that I cannot seem to make photos clickable anymore. Hmmmmm?

*I have figured out how to make my photos clickable!  At least for now!

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How I Spent My Saturday Afternoon

I had a very pleasant Saturday afternoon off from the day job, so I spent the time doing some prep work for sewing.

Bonnie Hunter had a leader/ender bow tie challenge back in 2011.  I decided to make this quilt back in 2018 (you can see that post here, and you will find a link to BH).  No hurry.  Nope.  None at all.

I’ve been out of cut squares to make more bow tie blocks, so I cut a few more.  I don’t have a picture of those, but I do have a picture of the finished blocks. 

There are more than 578 little bow ties in this basket!

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

Remember the Lets Sew Quilt Along

I have finally pin basted it!

Lets Sew Quilt Along

Lets Sew Quilt Along

While I had the pins and table set up, I pin basted Floral Reflections, too.

Floral Reflections

The inspector got involved…she had to check out the safety aspect!

Floral Reflections

I will be working on ESS (Every Stinking Seam…Cindy Needham’s version of SITD…Stitch in the Ditch).  This will take a while!

Stay safe.  Stay healthy.  Quilt on!


So…I’ve had a tiny distraction.  Just a tiny one.

I couldn’t resist Temecula Quilt Company’s Tiny Tree Sew Along.

Temecula Quilt Company's Tiny Tree

These tiny blocks are so cute and fun.  I can make them from scraps…no cutting yardage for this sweet project!

Meantime, the basket continues to fill with bow tie blocks.

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

The Vintage Ornaments quilt has been completely stitched in the ditch (using Wonderfil Invisafil thread) and all of the basting pins removed.

Vintage Ornaments

The appliques have been stitched around as well.  Next up, some decorative (as opposed to functional) machine quilting.

I think I am doing pretty well considering that I haven’t had a full day off from the day job since Thanksgiving Day.  I am determined not to be as depressed as in the past and to stay focused on accomplishing what I can.

So far…so good.