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