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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.

Quilt On!

Floral Reflections

Now that the Let’s Sew quilt is finished, the next project on my Focus 2020 list that I choose to tackle is Floral Reflections.  I talked about this project back in November 2019.

Floral Reflections

There have been several updates since then.

Floral Reflections

I don’t have photos of it, but I am currently stitching in the ditch all of the sashing and border seams.  Most of the basting pins are now removed, and the quilt is easier to handle.

I thought that I would be traditional and quilt hanging diamonds, but I have changed my mind.  I am machine quilting, and I don’t want to quilt over the applique, nor do I want to break thread.

Therefore, I will be outline stitching the applique and stitching a filler design in the blocks.

Quilt On!

Floral Reflections Intro

Floral Reflections

Floral Reflections Update

Floral Reflections Update 2

Floral Reflections Update 3

Pin Basted

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!

Floral Reflections Update

My version of the Floral Reflections pattern now has borders and has become a flimsy!

I am so happy to have another very old UFO make it to this stage!

It is approximately 58″ x 72″.

My corner squares are not crooked; it is simply the way the flimsy is hanging that makes them look as if they are not straight.

Floral Reflections

I do, however, have points cut off from the nine patches in the borders.  Oops!

But they are consistent, and I am okay with that!

Quilt On!

For better photos, and more about this pattern, click here.

Floral Reflections Update

I have made more progress on the Quilt Nouveau Designs pattern, ‘Floral Reflections’, by Binky.

The yellow appliques are now stitched to the background fabric.

Floral Reflections


Floral Reflections

A few close ups:

Floral Reflections

Floral Reflections

Floral Reflections

I have also squared up my blocks to 12 inches.  They are .5″ larger than the pattern called for.  Rather than squaring to 11.5″, I have decided to adjust the borders when I am ready to work with them.

The blocks are set with sashing and squares, so working on borders will be next!

Floral Reflections

Quilt On!