Jan 6, 2012
I made sure to square the blocks up which I don't normally do on my own, "all me" generated on the same machine blocks. Also if the cornerstones did not fit the strip I verified and/or slivered trimmed the sashing strips. If I knew the sashing was correctly length and width and found the block was a tad undersized, I could fudge it in a bit.
This should be a fun quilt for a youngster. There are enough novelty bits in there to make it be a treasure hunt, or use it for a matching game. I have one block leftover which happens to be one that I made. I pulled them out of the bag just as I had picked them up and tried not to get too "matchy-matchy" with the sashing. I also did NOT look at the row ahead of it to make sure two of the same colors were near each other. IIWII, no fussing allowed.
I left off with this half finished 3-D bowtie quilt in mid November as the last of the Belles Scrappy Challenge. My notes got cold, LOL. Where was I headed with it?
I am guessing I need 35 more bowties if I don't want to do borders on it. It would finish up at 42 x 60 and right in WTIL range. OR 6 x 9 with 3 inch borders would accomplish the same thing. HMMMMM -- 19 more or 35 more blocks minus the two on the design wall. Stay tuned for this momentous decision, LOL. I may get lucky and find that I left a pile in the project tote that just need to be seamed in the middle.
ED. NOTE: no such luck on a pile of blocks but what I did find was a pile of 33 blocks worth of groups of three and a big stack of 3.5 inch muslin squares. Yep, 7 x 10 set after all. I must have been thinking of the pile I have started for a QOV quilt, with that "only need to be seamed" thing. I do love 3-D bowties and often consider them an on-going project.