When you think of bow ties, do you think of hair bows? Or, neck ties? Well, Mary made this bow-tie quilt back in the fall. It’s been so long, I can’t remember, but I think it’s for her grand-daughter. If not, then it’s for a little girl somewhere in her family.
The colors are vibrant and full of fall hues, but how to quilt it? Should I put fall leaves into it? What would a little girl like? My mother used to love making bow-tie quilts, so I thought of her. Then, I thought of a man’s bow-tie for his neck. Hmm… Well, I can also picture this little girl having vibrant, curly orangish-red hair. Don’t ask me how I came to that conclusion, but that’s how I decided to quilt it.
OH! One thing I want you to notice is that this is no average bow-tie quilt. This is a 3-D bow-tie quilt…. all over… the whole thing… the whole quilt. How cool is that?
Well, and E2E with squiggles all over it can be pretty boring for a special little girl, so I decided to add something.
First off, she needs an autumn flower.
And, why not add a butterfly to fly around the flowers?
And, since it was autumn, with October colors (changing leaves), I snuck a little jack-o-lantern surprise into the quilt.
Mary is a doll for letting me do what ever I like. I was disappointed that I didn’t come up with something more creative for this quilt. But, I’ve put swirls in several of her quilts and wanted to change things up a bit. A pantograph wouldn’t have worked on this one, as it would have mashed down the 3-D effect, so… this was as good as it got.