Temecula's Circa 2016 blocks last week were BOWTIE!
I have a Bowtie quilt on my bucket list.
After making these sweet blocks, it has moved closer to the top of the list. I love this block.
Splendid Sampler block #24 Is Inspector Sidekick, by Michele Foster, of Quilting Gallery.
Splendid Sampler bock #25 Is called Sunday Best, by Anne Sutton, of Bunny Hill. I find her applique quilts enchanting. I have one started, somewhere.
This took a lot of time to prep the pieces. Then, I hand- appliquéd, since that is my favorite applique' technique.
Splendid Sampler block #26 is called Dreaming of Dresdens, designed by Jane Davidson of Want it! Need it! Quilt!, one of the founders of the Sampler.
I am trying to follow the methods of the designers when I think I can learn something new. This dresden is pieced by machine instead of English Paper Pieced, as I would usually choose to do.
|10 blocks, 3 hours. Do I |
like this enough to
make more? YOU BET!
This is a GOOD thing, because I have used up a lot of "strings", or strips of fabrics that are basically, leftovers.
Also, I was able to reduce my stash of light neutrals by quite a bit. I'm working with tan and cream with brown and red strings.
Here are some possible settings. QuiltyFriend has a favorite, and so do I, although, not the same one! Which do you like?
UPDATE: 81 eight and a half inch blocks have been made.
|Diamonds or squares|
|Half-Square Triangles or Sails|