Author – Autumn (Janette)
When I was in college, my mother started a bow tie quilt. She finished it…….. last year. She gets bored with working on the same quilt for an extended period of time, so, she starts a new one, and the cycle continues. Oh, did I mention I have been out of college for 39 years?
I loved the little bow tie quilt so much, that she gave it to me. Her goal is to make a quilt for each of her four grandchildren but I trumped them on this one.
This quilt is special to me because she used lots of fabric she had left over from my childhood dresses. She made all of my clothes and saved the remnants for projects like this.
When I was in elementary school, my bedroom was lavendar. My mother made a little puppy pillow for my bed out of this fabric.
I had a dress made with the black and red fabric. It had a big white collar on it.
My mother made a sundress out of this fabric. She wore it on vacation.
Bow tie is the perfect name for this quilt pattern, don’t you think?
I think she intended for this quilt to fit a double bed, but she added a quilted border to make it large enough for a queen bed.
She tries really hard to make all of her stitches perfectly even. That’s the sign of a good quilter.
Whenever I want to take a walk down memory lane, all I need to do is take this quilt out of the closet, spread it on the bed, and look at the fabrics.
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