I Still Can't Believe I'm Hand Stitching Bow-Tie Blocks For Fun
Fifteen more bow-tie blocks hand stitched and ready to go into the completed pile. They are really stacking up now and honestly, they are getting easier and easier to sew all the time. So hard to believe.
15 more bow-tie blocks
Sometimes it's almost like I'm looking down at myself stitching away and I think 'Wow! Is this woman nuts or what?' Twenty years ago I was very adamant that I would NEVER hand quilt and now I'm enjoying that plus hand stitching (very basic) but still hand stitching! quilt blocks. lol
Lovin' this stack of goodness!
Ain't life funny? I haven't thrown any bow-tie blocks up on the wall for a long time now, scared that it might not come together like I envisioned. It's enough to just stitch the blocks, wiling away my time and enjoying the process, maybe I don't need to actually sew the blocks together? hehe I'm a craven coward sometimes is all. No big.
Setting #1 of the bow-ties
This time I had a lot more colors to choose from and the first setting literally made my jaw drop. Can I just say how humbled and excited and thrilled I was to see that on my wall? I am in LOVE with those colors together! And the most exciting thing of all (to me) is that they are not all wonderful fabrics. They are a very broad range of what's in my totes--the good, bland and unfortunate. I just kept stacking fabrics together, moving through my color totes and squinting at everything to see if it blended in good enough. If it came off as completely obnoxious, I threw it back. The main thing I kept checking for was a balanced mix of rich mediums, very dark prints, some brights for pizazz and of course some very light colored prints.
Setting #2 of the bow-ties
Oh I so hope all the blocks look this good together in the end! The next setting (same exact blocks) was pretty fabulous too. Hmm.. that means the first setting is going to have some stiff competition. Of course there are an awful lot of blocks to put together so it may end up looking like mush in the end. You never know.*wink