Saturday, July 17, 2010


A run of luck in giveaways means I have two new favorite numbers--40 and 64.  Coming my way from Kim is a lovely pack of Christmas fabric (thanks so much Kim!).  She advised I go out and buy a lottery ticket, words I planned to heed.  However, when I was leaving my house today to head to the lottery counter, my car wouldn't start.  At. All.  So I guess my luck has already run out.  Dang, and I really wanted to win that GO Cutter giveaway I entered too!  Oh well, at least I am lucky in love...and family. 

Speaking of family, I unearthed a WIP that has a deadline of October.  My other older brother, Tyler, turns 50 and since I made my other older brother a quilt, of course I said I'd make Tyler one.  My design includes 50 bowties, each in a different fabric, some solid background squares, and double four-patch blocks made from scraps and stash.  I am trying not to buy anything specifically for this quilt other than the background--yet--though a backing will be in order at some point! 
I am calling that center block a double four-patch, not really sure that's the right description though.  Green, blue, brown, red and "other" are my color groups, 10 bowties of each. 

Got the browns all picked out.

And the greens.  I may have to break down and purchase more reds since traditional prints are depleted from my stash and scraps presently.  Happily there will be plenty of opportunity at the Quilt Festival next weekend.  Plans are coming together for the big day, which we have decided will be Saturday.  The show is open until 7 pm so that gives an extra 4 hours over the Sunday schedule.  With nine folks going, we will need some of that just to find each other at times during the day!


Marg said...

You have some very lucky siblings. Looking forward to seeing more of the bowtie quilt.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

He will treasure this, it's going to be wonderful. It will the best thing about turning 50! ;) Congrats on your latest, lucky, win! Hope the car recovers soon.

Lori said...

I love the bow tie quilt and I bet your brother will too!!

Quilter Kathy said...

I would call that center block a double four patch. Love the fabrics you have collected so far...enjoy!

Quilt Hollow said...

It is absolutely wonderful when we gift the ones we love with something made from heart and hands.

Joyful Quilter said...

Now I understand the double 4 patch. To me it is hard to make a "guy" quilt...I think yours will be perfect.

quiltmom said...

What a terrific idea to use 50 bow ties- I am sure your brother will love it. Good luck with your car difficulties. Have fun at the quilt show-
Congratulations on your wins- good luck winning the Go.

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

You have a lucky brother Annie.

Conratulations on your recent run of awesome luck (with the exception of the car of course). They say these things come in threes so you still have one more lovely thing to come your way.