Monday, February 14, 2011

Design Wall Monday – Ties that bind

On my design wall today are some origami/3-D Bow Tie blocks that I made several years ago as part of a swap on Treadle On. For this swap, the blocks had to be made on a sewing machine that was manufactured prior to 1900 and the fabrics used had to be unbleached muslin and a reproduction of a pre-1900 fabric. All of these blocks are labeled with the maker’s name and location, but also the type of antique machine. Each was made on either a treadle or a hand crank machine.

These have been stowed away for years after I just couldn’t decide how best to set them. You will note that in this arrangement, there is one block missing.  Apparently I was so intent on getting my blocks made for the swap, I forgot to make one for myself, so I shall have to make one more block before I can put this top together.  This is February’s UFO challenge top, and this is as far as I have gotten……what are my chances to get this finished before Feb. 28?  I still have to find fabric for the borders!

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6 comments:

Tamera said...

This is going to make a cute little quilt.

Lizzie said...

I have faith in you! Very pretty quilt. Where is Mac's quilt?

Barb in Mi said...

You can do it! There must be quite a few memorie in this quilt! Go for it!

AnnieO said...

What an intriguing challenge! I love bow ties. Hope inspiration strikes soon for the border fabric :)

Kate said...

Very interesting concept for a block swap. Great blocks. Even if you don't get it done, at least you've made progress.

Glo said...

Love it Gail, nice work !!!