A Memorial Weekend Project
6.2.2016

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This last week I purged my whole stash and donated most of it to the Linus Project. While purging I found this project. It was put together to make a scrappy bow tie quilt for a twin bed. The bow tie blocks finish at 2-1/2″ and I need 420 blocks. I know, crazy, huh? Well, I love little piecing and have wanted this quilt for my bed ever since I saw it at my favorite quilt shop, Momma Made It. Over the Memorial weekend it was pulled out and started! Wahoo!

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The palette is delectable don’t you think? It is yellow greens, blue greens, peachy pinks, and mustard yellows. I’m going to add more fabrics because there are many more peachy pinks.

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It took a bit to get started and figure out a systematic process that produced the most amount of blocks in the least amount of time. I think I have it down though. For one block you need two 2″ squares from a chosen print, two 1-1/2″ squares from the same print, and two 2″ squares from a background fabric. Sixteen blocks are now made.

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This is Jac-the-dog patiently waiting for snuggle time. I’m getting that look that says, “Really, that is more important?”

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The day yielded 24 blocks from each colorway. There are 396 left to go! I’m so excited at this great start. Now it’s setting up a schedule for getting a certain amount completed each week. Um, if I made four blocks a day (and that’s not much) that would yield 28 blocks a week and a completed top in a little over 14 weeks! That’s doable, don’t you think?


14 comments

  1. Donna - June 2, 2016

    Love the palette. Who is the fabric designer?

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    • Mari - June 2, 2016

      Donna, that little tag in the first pic has the block info on it. It was created by Sharon from Momma Made It.

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  2. Stephanie - June 2, 2016

    Wow, that’s a lot of blocks to make. I too really like the color palette.

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    • Mari - June 2, 2016

      Stephanie, yep, it is a lot of blocks but I think it’ll be well worth it. I also think I’ll have to make more than the 420. Her quilt was on an antique bed which was quite small; actually, more for a child.

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  3. Evie H - June 2, 2016

    I love your fabric palette. I also like your crocheted bedspread/topper. My mom used to make those and I still have one. It is all cotton and so very heavy!

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    • Mari - June 2, 2016

      Evie, thank you! My Mom made the crocheted table cloth. I have it on my bed though because I just love how it looks. The quilted whole cloth bedspread was hand quilted by the Amish. I’m SO grateful to have both.

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  4. Margaret C - June 2, 2016

    Oh my favorite colors, favorite I say!! And then see the name of your favorite quilt shops, Momma Made It!! That shop is fantastic. Several years ago I walked in and saw a log cabin top hanging on the wall, I was smitten by this quilt and decided then and there to make one just like it! The staff helped me pick colors, yardage I needed and off I went. To make a long story short, I have my top done which took several years as life gets in the way sometimes and I am also machine embroidering pine cones here and there on it. I’m loving it and can’t wait to get it quilted.

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    • Mari - June 2, 2016

      Margaret! I know, they give the best service there! I love going there and always come home with something. It is the most inspirational quilt shop I have every been in. I’d love my home to look like that shop! Congratulations on your Log Cabin quilt too! That’s quite an accomplishment. I remember that quilt and it was absolutely lovely!

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  5. Karen W. - June 2, 2016

    I too love the palette colors and this quilt is going to be stunning. I would love to see it when you’re finished.

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    • Mari - June 2, 2016

      Karen, I can do a followup blog post on the finished quilt. I might do one mid-way too. That would be fun!

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  6. Linda Froggie - June 2, 2016

    Wow, Mari! THose blocks will be 3″ finished? That is itty bitty. I love them. I should join you, but I can’t keep up with my Itty Bitty Quilts. Oh I am in trouble. Jac-the-dog looks like he is ready for play time or snuggle time. His bed looks comfy.
    ~Joyful Hopppy Quilting Time~

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    • Mari - June 3, 2016

      Oh, gosh Froggie, no! The blocks will finish at 2-1/2″! LOL! I know, crazy, huh? It would be fun if you joined me, however, I REALLY understand!!! Take care!

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  7. Stephanie Dunphy - June 5, 2016

    It’s feels so good to purge the stash and donate it. That way you don’t feel guilty about buying new, right? LOL Beautiful color palette and I love bow ties. This will be a beautiful quilt. Hugs to Jac the Dog for his patience.

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    • Mari - June 6, 2016

      It does Stephanie and I’m already adding to it again! Geeze! Thank you, I can’t wait to complete the quilt. I got 36 more bow tie blocks done this last weekend! So excited!

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