Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Bow Tie Baby Quilt

Last month I decided to do a really good clean up of my sewing room. I went through every bin and box and found all sorts of things that I had forgotten about.
One of the work in progress projects I found was an art quilt my son had started about 10 years ago. He was going to make a quilt based on a photo of the Charles Bridge in Prague. He had gotten as far as making the sky and then lost interest in making the project.
Fast forward ten years when I found the wavy pieced sky of neutral fabrics. I chopped it up into 6.5" squares then added corners to each block with fabrics pulled from the scrap bin.

I used this Mendocino print for the backing.


I quilted it with a serpentine stitch on the diagonal, adding soft waves and texture to the quilt. 
Adding a scrappy binding made from remnants of bindings from other quilts makes this a truly scrappy quilt.


I'm glad someone snapped this photo last night at our LA Modern Quilt Guild meeting, because it's the only photo of the finished quilt that I have. I donated this quilt to a local charity for homeless new moms.


Quilt Stats:

Pattern: Scrappy Bow Tie
Fabric: all scraps 
Batting: Warm and White
Backing: Heather Ross Mendocino Swim Class in Orange
Thread: Pieced with Aurifil 50wt. 
Quilting: by me on the Bernina 820 using Connecting Threads Essential 40 wt. Light Grey
Size: 36" x 48"

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7 comments:

Lisa C said...

Please please please take this question as a question and not as a bash. Why did you choose to use your serpentine stitch vs. just organic waves? I find organic waves so fast that I've never slowed down enough to use one of my decorative stitches on anything larger than a potholder. Is it the uniform look you were after? Something different? Just trying to learn and expand my quilting...

Geri said...

This is a beautiful quilt - I bet the son is sorry he didn't finish it!

Debbie said...

This turned out so sweet! I love that you were able to take a wip and give it new life!

Sue said...

I love that you took those scrappy blocks and turned them into a whole new quilt. And that it's great. I'm adding it to my must do one day list :-)

Susan Snooks said...

What a lovely finish Di! How fun that is was begun by your son, and finished by you! It will bring much joy and comfort to the lucky recipient.

Robby said...

From a WIP to a sparkling bit of comfort for a new mom and babe. Great transformation, like the 'butterflies' I see instead of bow-ties. Either way, well done!

Marie said...

PERFECT use of that wavey sky block - just love what you've done with it, including the backing.