Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Bow Tie Baby Quilt and WIPs



I am very excited about the positive response I have received for the Let's Get Acquainted! Blog Hop.  Updated info can be found here.  If you are participating, please grab a button and let other new bloggers know about it (I think the button works correctly - please let me know if it doesn't.)  I used this straightforward tutorial by Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts to create the HTML code box.

I finished up this baby quilt yesterday (it is raining again today so I can't get any pics of it outside - I thought it was supposed to be April Showers - isn't it May???)  I think it is called a Bow Tie quilt?  I basically just cut out large squares of the pink and small squares of scrap fabric and stitched them together HST style.




I put the smaller HSTs away for another project and I squared the larger blocks.  I then cut some more blocks from the pink, stitched the blocks into rows, and stitched the rows together.  I thought the quilt was too small after I used up all my blocks and since I didn't have any more of the pink fabric, I just improvised with some scraps for the bottom.  I free motion quilted it with a meandering stitch - it is my second time doing so and I really enjoy the process - it is fun deciding the stitch pattern as you go.

And I used more of the Momo Wonderland fabric that I cut into for the My Precious QAL.

As for WIPs, I started making some scrappy, wonky little houses - not sure if I am going to make a quilt (the plan being to make a bunch of the small ones for the quilt top and put the big one on the back or the reverse.)  But I might just do something smaller like a pillow or a bag.



And I started making some HSTs for a chevron quilt (or pillow or bag.)



I haven't been crocheting but I've been taking pics of things I've already made like this blanket (which took forever!)



I guess I also can consider finishing up the navigation bar a WIP  - I finally have everything linked up correctly but I still want to finish up the pages.  I also want to work on the actual projects for the links I put in under the Participating In tab.


Fabrics used in Bow Tie Quilt:
Amy Butler Love Cypress Paisley Lime (backing)
Erin McMorris Wildwood Flower Shower in Fuschia (binding)
Erin McMorris Wildwood Flower Shower in Gold
Momo Wonderland Tweedle Dee (Sugar?)
Amy Butler Midwest Modern Honeycomb in Sand
Heather Bailey Nicey Jane Dream Dot Clementine
Heather Bailey Pop Garden Sway in Lime
Sarah Jane Children at Play Summer Gardens Lilac
Kona Cotton Petal

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24 comments:

  1. Like your button, should have read your post before I posted today! Like your wonky houses too.

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  2. Lots of lovely makes. Count me in for the blog hop :)

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  3. Love your bowtie-butterfly quilt - how pretty!

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  4. stunning baby quilt and love the crochet blanket heading over to look at the blog hop! x

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  5. The bowtie quilt is absolutely adorable!

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  6. Great looking quilt! Love those side notes (pillow or bag) =P

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  7. That is some blanket you crocheted. Beautiful colours and it must of taken for ever to make. Congratulations on finishing it. I'm sure it is well loved. Cheers Glenda

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  8. Those blocks are so dear! I know what you mean about crochet, each blanket sized work takes as long as a quilt to make. I'd love to see your crochet blanket full size, it looks beautiful.

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  9. I love those wonky houses! And that crochet blanket is fantastic, it must have taken forever, but looks so worth it :)

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  10. Love the bow-tie quilt! The colors are so pretty. Great job!

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  11. You're crochet blanket looks amazing!! Worth every second!!

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  12. Your bowties are adorable. Great quilt for a little girl!

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  13. The bow tie quilt is very sweet, I love orange and pink together. And your crochet blanket makes me want to make one, even though I have never finished my previous crochet blanket project!

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  14. Your bow tie quilt is inspirational! What a fun blog you have!
    SImply Miss Luella

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  15. What an adorable quilt, Beth! Love the idea of making two bow ties at a time. I haven't seen that before. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

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  16. Your baby quilt is pretty and I just love your crochet blanket :)

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  17. Very sweet little quilt!

    Your crocheted blanket is lovely too - great colours. I used to crochet... then I started quilting and have barely touched my hooks!

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  18. Like your quilt...Every little step adds up so keep going with your blocks and you will figure out what they are saying...

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  19. This project stands out at TGIFF...well done. Liking all of what I see here...and I am have emailed you about joining the blog hop too.

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  20. Love love love that bow tie quilt! It reminds me of butterflies!! Whoop whoop!!

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  21. Such a lovely quilt! Over here in England we've had March showers, April showers and May showers!! The crochet blanket looks gorgeous.

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