Thursday, May 8, 2014


I was rummaging through my quilt cupboard today and ran across the last quilt top my Mom pieced before she passed away. She gave it to me the last time I saw her.   It's a 3-D Bowtie pattern made from a large assortment of small prints in pastel colors.  The knots of the bow ties can be lifted up.  I recognize many of the prints that were once in my stash.  Mom and I would share our prints with each other to get a better variety.  I remember how often I would find an envelope in the mail with little bits of new fabric or a new block she made. 

Some of the prints are 1930's reproduction prints but mostly they are small florals.  I vaguely remember when we learned how to make this variation of the Bow Tie pattern.  Mom took off with it and I never made more than my sample block.  As pictured, the quilt top is long and narrow.  This is because a fairly wide strip was taken off.  The pattern and fabrics are appropriate for a boy or girl.  I may add a narrow border in white or a solid pastel. 

Quilt Top Folded In Half

I'm thinking of making matching crib pillows (for propping baby up) and possibly a table runner for us from the strip that was removed.  The quilts would be from Great and Great-Great Grandmas.   I taught Mom to quilt when she was in her 60's.  She loved to hand quilt and made perfectly even stitches that always amazed me.  You never quit missing your Mom.....

Wishing you a day filled with Peace & Plenty  ~~~  Barb

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful quilt!! Such a great treasure!! Can't wait to see it finished, plus the additional things you'll be able to make with it :-)

    ~ Jess ~
    Everything Is Coming Up Rosie