Monday, August 08, 2011

Baby bows

In between my last Bow Tie block-making session and today, when I finally went to buy more red fabric, I started another little project.

I wanted to try making scrappy Bow Ties so I whipped up a baby quilt using some bright-coloured, novelty fabrics.


This is small (24" x 30") so it's going to need some borders, but I think it will make a nice gift for a new baby.

And here are the reds I found at the quilt shop. There wasn't much of a selection in fat quarters but I'm happy with these four for now. I'll try the other quilt shops and see what they have.


I also found another nice red print in my stash, left over from making Anne Sutton's A Tisket A Tasket BOM last year. I made four more Bow Ties out of it.


These blocks are a bit addictive...and kind of mindless, which is exactly what I need right now!

9 comments:

Pat said...

Great baby quilt.....good idea to do that with lots of bright colors! I like the added reds you found so far for the big quilt, too. Keep up the good work!

Lynne said...

That is so cute.

andsewon said...

Sweet baby top! Fun! Love reds!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Love the mini! I can check my stash and see what I have in red if you need some others...

Barb said...

What a fun quilt....

Riel Nason said...

Super cute. Love the colourful bowties ... I always say I want a mindless quilt next -- like I want to do a snowball quilt -- but it never happens -- or hasn't yet. But I want to. This fall. Something straight ahead, but with a million different fabrics. Those bowties acrually might be an awesome choice too.

Jennifer said...

I really love the bright colors! Makes for such a fun little baby quilt§

Emma said...

Your baby bows are cute.

I love that red fabric you've used in your bottom bowtie. Have you decided how your going to set your blocks?

Sara said...

That's a great little baby quilt...

I just bought that same red - cherries - it is so cool!!!