Traditional style quilts have always been a favorite of mine. This Bow Tie quilt was inspired by a magazine photo of an antique quilt. It is a true scrap quilt as it is made from fabric pieces left from clothes I made while in the 4-H club and other scraps. I made this one before I started purchasing fabrics specifically for quilts. I made the top and my grandmother hand quilted it in 1993. D sat in my lap while I sewed the blocks. He was fascinated by the machine. It is his quilt.
This quilt has been on my bed since early December when I pulled the top quilt (we sleep under 2 quilts) off our bed and used it as the table cover in my booth at an art show. I set up my table the night before the show so I needed another quilt for the bed. I got this one from the closet and it has been on the bed since. I have enjoyed the change. I think that I would like to have enough quilts to rotate on my bed at least seasonally. I'll put that on the to do list. A "summer spread" or quilt with no batting would be nice for the summer months.
I like that the color value in the fabrics changes in the blocks - that some of the ties are light and some are dark creating movement in the design.
And again, this quilt has many set in seams.