Friday, December 28, 2012

Blue Bowties - Finished!

I decided to dedicate the last few days of 2012 to UFOs, since I neglected them in the Christmas sewing crunch time.

First up was Blue Bowties, which had binding prepped and ready to go. Easy peasy, right?


A while back, I had a conversation about my sucky corners with one of my LQS employees. She asked what size binding I used. I said I used to use 2.5", but now I use 2.25". She asked if all my problems date back to the size change. Uh, yes. She gave me a look like she would smack me in the back of my head if she were my mother, and I went back to 2.5" without any corner issues.

Except apparently I forgot all this and cut this binding at 2.25". I don't even know why - I had plenty of fabric.

So I had it machine sewn to the back and was sewing it to the front, made it halfway and decided I hated the corners so very much that I couldn't continue. Ripped it all off. Sewed it back on with a 1/4" seam instead of 3/8" seam.

Much better!

But then I was racing daylight for pictures, for a quilt that only needed binding and washing! Sigh.

Backing: blue flannel
Binding: Promenade by Andover Fabrics
Size: 36" square
Block Pattern: Charm Square Bowties by Sew Many Ways {reversed}
Quilted - straight echo by me

Quilt will be for sale on my Facebook Page once I get it over there.

Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
TGIFF @ Sparrow in Flight
Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Link A Finish Friday @ Richard and Tanya Quilts


  1. The quilting is fabulous on this quilt!!

  2. I really like the setting on this one. Congrats on getting it finished!

  3. I like the layout for your bowties and you can't go wrong with blue & white in my book. Great finish!

  4. Such a pretty quilt - an interesting change-up on the traditional bow tie pattern!! Whoop whoop!!

  5. I love it! Very modern. I am thinking this would look great on a larger scale with a layer cake.

  6. Ripping, ripping - such a huge part of our life, eh? ;D Woohoo for the finish!

  7. Love the pattern made you made with the bow ties. I hate ripping things out, but in the end it's a great finish!!