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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

Quilt On!

Bow Ties On the Design Wall

I put in a lot of overtime at work this week, and I was too tired to do much of anything else.

So I laid out some bow ties on the design wall and I like this layout:

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

I am quite happy with this scrappy project.  I’ve used up lots of old fabric and thread spool ends and bobbins of threads.  The only new fabric is the cheddar.

I’ve been making bow ties on a nonregular basis since June of 2018.

I may be looking for a new leader/ender project soon.

Quilt On!

Bow Tie Leader/Ender

Bow Ties

Traffic Jam One and Two Finished!

Not one, but two finishes to share!

Traffic Jam One and Traffic Jam Two are done!

Traffic Jam

These two quilts will be gifted to young boys.  I sure hope they like them!

Traffic Jam

Edge to edge stars (I think my stars look more like starfish) are quilted on this one:

Traffic Jam

And this one has edge to edge swirls going on:

Traffic Jam

These scrappy quilts were fun to make and the only stash that I shopped was my own!

Traffic Jam

Previous Traffic Jam Posts:

Pat Sloan’s Pattern

Traffic Jam One Update

Traffic Jam One – It’s A Flimsy!

Traffic Jam Two Update

Traffic Jam Two – It’s A Flimsy!

Stay safe.  Stay healthy.  Quilt on!

Traffic Jam Two Update

I have not made a lot of progress in the quilting department.

My internet provider has generously given some free gigabytes.

And Bluprint is offering free classes.

So between work (I am an essential employee) and free class binges, I don’t have a lot of time left to sew.

However, I do have an update on Traffic Jam number two.  I have sewn the main part of the quilt together.

Traffic Jam

Now onto the borders.

Previous Traffic Jam Posts:

Pat Sloan’s Pattern

Traffic Jam One Update

Traffic Jam One – It’s A Flimsy!

Stay safe.  Stay healthy.  Quilt on!

Traffic Jam One – It’s A Flimsy!

It is a bit overcast today, and a good time to show you the progress on Traffic Jam One.

Traffic Jam

It has been a flimsy for a few days now, but work and a couple of sunny afternoons prevented me from taking photos.

Traffic Jam

I had a bit of trouble finishing up this flimsy.  Call it ‘airhead moments’, ‘senioritis’, or just a lack of concentration.  

I thought that I had miscalculated and did not have enough cut green squares.

So I cut and cut and sewed my borders.

And my borders were too long.

And I miscalculated my miscalculations and never really miscalculated to begin with.

Here is what is leftover:

Traffic Jam

I will find a purpose for the parts eventually.

Of course, that defeats the original purpose of using up all of those scraps… in this quilt… in the first place.

Traffic Jam

Looks a bit like a stained glass window from the back:

Traffic Jam

Traffic Jam Two in progress:

Traffic Jam

Previous Traffic Jam Posts:

Pat Sloan’s Pattern

Traffic Jam One Update

What was I doing on the sunny afternoons after work?

Why, pruning and raking, and making discoveries in the garden, of course!

Here are just a few of my discoveries:

Crocus

Lots of crocus!

Crocus

Lots of daffodils (and larkspur)!

Daffodils

Stately Crown Imperials!

Crown Imperial

Fragrant Hyacinths!

Hyacinth

Lots of budding shrubs, including this elderberry!

Elderberry

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” — Rainer Maria Rilke