Monday, November 14, 2022

Bow Tie Progress

It was in May 2021 that I prepped bow tie blocks to hand-piece during the 100 Day Summer Sewalong. If I remember correctly, I was able to make 100 blocks over the summer, and then promptly set the project aside.

I picked it up again this July for the Aurifil Artisan Challenge, and I focused on it in between a variety of other handwork projects. I wish I could say it was my favorite thing to stitch on, but that wasn't always the case. 

The blocks, yes, were all hand-pieced. But so were the rows and the sashing....

And at long last, I have a quilt top!! It measures about 53" square, and I was beginning to doubt I'd ever see this day.

I've ordered a 60" square throw-size of Quilter's Dream Request batting, and need to piece a backing. Then I hope to be hand-quilting it over the winter months. Not quite sure which thread or design I'll be using yet, but I'm definitely happy to be inching this quilt towards completion.


  1. Will you hand piece the backing as well? Congratulations on a beautifully pieced quilt top and I look forward to following your hand quilting progress. :)

  2. Oh this is a stunning bow tie creation, love the teal green background solid.