Sunday, March 8, 2015

120 Blocks FINISHED!!!!

 Oh it just feels great!  I have all 120 blocks finished!  Each block has 9 bow ties in it.  Each bow tie measures 3" so they are pretty tiny.   That is a total of 1080 bow ties!!!
 I am currently in the process of assembling them into a top!  :) 
 If all goes well and I don't get sidetracked then I should have this top completed this evening!  At least I am hoping to have it completed by this evening. 
 I am in love with this quilt!  I do plan on keeping it for myself once it is finished.  I started it a few years ago as a leader/ender project.  I saw the quilt in a magazine several years ago and just fell in love with it and I wanted to make it ever since.  It is a great use of scraps since the blocks are so small.  

Speaking of leader/ender you remember my Windmills?  I currently have 70 of them finished and they measure 4"  I need to sit and cut out a bunch more of them as I don't have any of them ready to sew.  I plan on doing that so that I can get back to working on them.  My Windmills will probably be like my bow ties and take me a few years to complete but that's okay. 
 While in the sewing room, I also played around with this block.  I'm not sure if it will be a future project or not but the Churn Dash is one of my favorite blocks.  I have made several quilts using this block and in many different sizes.  This block is 6"
 Right now I will put it aside while I work on a few other things. 
 I should have plenty of time to sew today.  Richard was on call today and got called in.  We only have the one vehicle so I will be missing Church today.  That makes me sad but very thankful that he has a job.  Richard never complains about anything at all but I did notice this morning that he had his old knee brace on.  :(  I didn't mention it to him but I'm guessing that his old injury from a car accident is giving him some problems by being on his feet so much on the hard floor at the hospital.  I guess I will just wait and see if he ever mentions it to me.  LOL! 


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

what is your husband's profession at the hospital? my sister is a nurse at a nursing home and is not usually on call but when bad weather hits and many can't make it to work then they all get a call to see who can make it to work.
Love the bowties - sometimes the quilts that take the longest to make are the ones we love the most.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I love bowtie quilts ... and yours is simply FABULOUS! All too often the "knot" is out of scale to the block ... yours are perfect. 3" bowties ... what a cute, cute size! Surely you paper pieced them, right?

Ranch Wife said...

I hope Richard's knee brace helps and that his knee gets to feeling better. I've got a hubby like that too...never complains. Unless I don't close the gate fast enough and let a steer into the heifer pen while sorting. LOL.
I LOVE your bowties...I have since you first shared them. Its going to be a fabulous quilt!

Cathy said...

Lots of eye candy today. I love all your projects. Just beautiful. Hugs

Missy Shay said...

I love your bowties! I have small bowties I have been working on off and on for a couple of years too.