This is such a fun quilt to make, and really didn’t take very long at all. I think if I had started Monday morning, worked without stopping for annoyances like cooking, cleaning and playing taxi cab, I could have had the whole thing done by Tuesday evening. Easy. Hand sewn binding and all. (Sounds like a challenge, doesn’t it? Hmmm, ideas, ideas, ideas . . .) As it is, it took me a week. Not SO bad, but would have rather it was a little faster.
I apologize in advance about the pics. Different lighting, different days, makes this quilt look like it is three different quilts made of varying shades of the same fabric. Not so. The last pics are the best, so I guess it works out okay in the end. 🙂
Once I got the 3D bowtie blocks completed, it was a snap to put this one together. I love that this pattern lets the fabric do the work, and this was such a great line to work with for this project. Wonderful baby colors without all the baby weirdness. Oh, did I say that with my “out loud” voice?
Again, the fabric line did all of the work for this one, including that fabulous striped piece, and “cheater” hexagon print for the outer border.
A friend of mine lets me come to her house to use her longarm machine from time to time, and did so for this quilt as well. I wasn’t feeling great at the time I quilted this one, and was worried about working around the bowties, but I think it turned out okay. I need more practice, but I think Addisyn will forgive me! I plan on getting her a little toy or two to attach to the bowties before I ship it off to her sweetness!