Then I started playing around with my cheddar bow ties. I think I only have something like 60 or so of them done. Not a lot of them and to be honest, I've never been happy with them. I think it is just the fabrics that I used. So I have a plan for those. I need a baby quilt soon as a gift, so I think I will sew those together for the baby quilt and move on to something else.
I've made several bow tie quilts over the years but one quilt that I have wanted to make for years still stands out in my mind. It is a bow tie and they are the same size as my cheddar bow ties, just different fabrics....not cheddar. It is on the cover of McCall's Vintage Quilts, the Spring 2001 issue. It is an old one, but I decided that it will be my NEW leader and ender project.
So this is the point where I have to laugh at myself. Since I was up and could not sleep, I started cutting mostly from my civil war repro scraps. Not all of them are repros but what isn't blends in. So I cut, cut, and cut, for a long time. I cut out 102 bow ties before I stopped. I figured that 102 of them would last me a while using them as leader and enders. This is where it got out of hand, I sewed a sample block. Then I sewed another because I liked it and it was cute. Then another, and another, and another....you get the idea, right? Here are some of them up on the wall. I don't have them all up on the wall, but over the past couple of days, I have sewn ALL 102 of them! Now I am back to square one and have to start cutting again. This time, I will save them for my leader and ender project. For the quilt shown on the cover of the magazine it will take 810 bow ties. :)
Now on to some good mail! Yesterday I got my first shipment of pillowcases!!! Phyllis sent 10 pillowcases!!!! As far as I know Phyllis doesn't have a blog, but if you do please let me know. I have corresponded with her through email for a long time and she is such a sweet and caring lady. Thank you so much, Phyllis!!!! They are beautiful!
If anyone else would like to donate pillowcases to "For Jamie's Sake" please let me know. You can click on the "pillowcase donation" button at the top of my blog to read all of the details. I'm shooting for a goal of 100 pillowcases! I'm sure these foster kids will truly appreciated them and I pray they can comfort them in some way.
This weekend is our county fair, they call it Septemberfest! Lots of stuff going on it town. Tomorrow morning at 11am is our parade. It's just a small town but most everyone comes out for it. If the rain holds off we will be riding in the parade with our Church group. Hunter is super excited about it too. I just hope that it doesn't rain. :( The weatherman is giving severe storms. UGH!
Now I will leave you with this photo of my silly cat, Donkey! As I went out this evening to Cocoa the goat back up, this is what I saw....Donkey was on a stakeout! He was just waiting for a bird to go in or out of the birdhouse. Silly cat!!!
Have a wonderful and Blessed weekend!