A few years ago, when I was working in the 'rat race', catching public transport and wearing suits - I would always look at mens ties. Especially their Bow Ties. I love Bow Ties. Somehow the wearing of a Bow Tie allowed a man's personality to show through, even though it was being constrained by holiding down a serious responsible role as a Stockbroker, Banker or Engineer. The bow ties worn by these men were often very flamboyant, against the dark grey/black/pinstriping of their suits. It is these city men who inspired me to make a Bow Tie quilt.
Of the 327 blocks I have made so far, I pulled a random sample of 16 out of the box so that I could play around with the layout.
|Layout 1 - Straight Set|
|Layout 2 - Octagonal Centres|
|Layout 3 - Interesting...|
And.... if there are blocks that I don't like in the quilt, I can make more. There are another 200+ fabric squares in the box from when I was collecting interesting "tie" fabrics. The ones I don't use will end up on the back of the quilt so they won't be wasted. The extra fabric squares will probably end up as part of the backing too.