Friday, March 29, 2013

Motivation and the Red Bow Tie Quilt

Saturday, March 16 was International Quilting Day.  I celebrated the day with a trip to my local quilt shop to pick up a couple of quilts from the long arm quilter.

This is my Flying Geese from Jo Morton Little Women Club #11.  Miss Callie Mae decided putting the quilt at the end of her day bed would be a good place for the quilt (just in case she got cold).

This is Pottery Shards also from Jo Morton's Little Women Club #11.  This is my favorite quilt from the series, the quilt is filled with reproduction fabrics.  One of the few quilts I have ever made which I give a thumbs up to the quality of my work.  This quilt is going to be so fun to use in the fall.

One of my best motivators is completing a project.  I feel a real sense of accomplishment when I finish anything especially a challenging project or one which has been in my stash for years an extended period of time.

Ahh, the red  bow ties.  Yes, they have been languishing in the unfinished project pile for years.  Gulp!

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Finishing two of the Jo Morton Little Women Quilts, an opportunity to further reduce my stash, an opportunity to complete an unfinished project and finding this bow tie quilt on Pinterest was the motivation I needed.

The number of bow ties has grown from 19 to 77.  Whoo Hoo!  Another 66 bow ties to make and then  I start setting this sucker quilt together.  Whoo Hoo!  Mother Nature is still playing havoc with Spring and the late spring has meant an extended quilting season.


  1. I love your quilts so much! Beautiful! Good for you for getting going on your bow ties too!

  2. Your red bow tie is going to be spectacular!

    I just started Jo's LW club this year and am enjoying it. I have a couple of the Temecula Club minis waiting for me too. One day I'll get brave and make a bed-sized quilt.