Saturday, 3 January 2015

Bow tie surplus (understatement!)

Well. I had started to sew some of the bow ties together for my quilt. I just powered away, as you do.

I had thought I had too many for one quilt. I was right. I have made strips enough for 2  quilts at 60 x 72". 560 bow ties in each.  One of these is for me, another a gift.  Here are the strips hanging over the door.






I sewed a few pairs the wrong way round: I have a baby quilt to do in the summer, problem solved, I sewed a few more, now all I have to do is add a plain border to bring it up to cot size.  I don't know the sex of the baby yet, so I threw everything in there!





Leftovers: enough for another 5' x 6', or a fancy border for another quilt. I knew I had overdone it, but really!




7 comments:

  1. lolol....sometimes you just get into a groove! Love scrap quilts and these are beauties.

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  2. You were on a roll so best to go with it! Amazing amount that you have achieved! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictueday

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  3. Love the bowties.:) Such a classic!

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  4. Just a few extra! What a great way to get an extra quilt made!

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  5. thank you ladies, enough for a couple of charity quilts there too I think!

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  6. What a fun way to make baby quilts! It's so much more relaxing to have a stash of blocks ready to go. These are so pretty.

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