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 centonze 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 :-)

Patchwork and Play 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 H. 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.