Monday, July 19, 2010

Design Wall Monday

On my design wall today are some bow tie blocks in the layout that I am using for my brother's quilt


Today I bought a few more reds and some surprise fabrics for the bow ties. I will be mixing in new scraps for the double four patch blocks so that is why they are not yet complete.  Doesn't look like much yet, does it!  The trip to my not-so-local quilt shop 25 miles away was just lovely.  I had the sunroof open and was enjoying the warm summer air as I drove through the backroads and farmland.  It helped that I was driving Grant's car, which has better seats and way better suspension than my poor 17 year old car (which had to be towed to the auto shop for a new ignition switch).  The Cotton and Chocolate Quilt Shop was pre-selling entry tickets to the International Quilt Festival and that was my main reason for going there.   

11 comments:

imquilternity said...

I just just the route you took...it's lovely and peaceful! I'm going to get my tickets today, if they have any left. I'm taking a friend who is not a quilter, but loves Long Beach, plus it's her birthday weekend. We do it every year and it's so much fun. Maybe we'll see you there!

Vicki said...

that is going be very cute. I like it very much, nice job.

QuiltSwissy said...

nice job.

glen

Kare said...

I am anxious to see the rest of this setting as I have a lot of bow tie blocks from an online swap. I never even thought of adding another block to them . . .

Quilter Kathy said...

It's taking shape and looking good!

Vivian said...

Looking forward to seeing how this bowtie quilt will progress. I made a couple quilts years ago with only bowties in a one-direction layout, which was so boring. I like your addition of the 4-patch blocks and the solid squares.

Sounds like you had a great drive.

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I love to drive. I love to go to quilt shows...

Maybe I should drive over to your place and we could go to the quilt show together?

Kathie said...

love the bowties and 4 patches!!! a 17 year old car wow!!!!
Have fun at the quilt show I am off to the Hershey Show tomorrow, really looking forward to it.
Kathie

libbyquilter said...

i think our Honda may be right around that age . . . still runs well but makes some strange noises sometimes. it's actually my daughter's car now but we are babysitting it while she's in Honduras.

enjoy the upcoming show and congrats on your recent wins~!

i'm very interested in seeing your bow tie quilt evolve . . . really like the chain effect being created by those double four patch blocks.

reminds me that i have a bunch of bow tie blocks (i won in a guild raffle) that i have yet to do anything with . . .

:-)
libbyQ

p.s. my nearest lqs is over 50 miles away. if it were any closer i'd be in big trouble~!!~lol

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love making those kinds of blocks. Its coming together.

Candace said...

I've always loved bowties, Annie! This is going to be one cute quilt! Sounds like you had a lovely drive through the country - bu then any drive to a quilt store is lovely - LOL!
Cheers!