Bow Tie Medallion

Joseph’s Coat, quilts

I think I have finally settled on what designs I am quilting on the Bow Tie quilt.  It took awhile as it does sometimes.  I don’t want to over do it on the quilting.  I want to keep it simple yet there are some fairly good size areas to work with.  I had already been using this larger stencil for some of the spots – I was using half of it in some places and the whole thing in others(although those had not been quilted yet) then when I was looking through my container of stencils (a cardboard box folded in half and taped down to hold them flat) I found a smaller version of the same stencil.  That will work also.


The smaller stencil will be turned a little bit and then it fits in the areas you see below.  The larger stencil I will use in various ways – the whole thing, a half, and three quarters.  There will be outline quilting 1/4 of an inch inside of pieces and on the large bow ties another half inch inside from that 1/4 line also.  I don’t know if you can see how I did it on the large pink color tie but it is there.  I used my blue wash out pen to draw some out right now so I would see how it looks but from now on I will just draw them as I need them and then most likely wash them out as I get done with the quilting each day – makes for nicer photos Smile


Quilting group had been cancelled the last two Friday mornings – I have lost track – I think it was the last two.  Should be held today- I will go and see and work on my binding – only one side of Joseph’s Coat is left to do!!  I know we don’t meet the Friday after Thanksgiving and then it seems like it is not real regular in meeting until after Christmas as people are off doing other things.  I will try to get a good photo of JC – but one side is left to do so it won’t be completed – I also want to get a photo after it is washed and dried.

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7 comments… add one
  • Kim Nov 16, 2012

    That quilting is looking great! How nice that you have the stencil in two sizes! My goal this next year is to invest in a few more stencils. The Josephs Coat is going to look amazing with the black binding. Can’t wait to see a picture of it finished.
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  • Teri Dingler Nov 16, 2012

    that pattern looks great on the Bow Tie quilt! I just pulled out some of my stencils also trying to determine what to stencil on the last Christmas quilt gift – this one has 9 embroidered squares (Natalie Lymer Truely Scrumptious pattern) so not sure what I will do in those squares – she showed a stippled pattern but I may not do that. we will see! I have to be finished by Christmas!!!!!

  • Carolyn Nov 16, 2012

    Karen, that pattern works perfectly! The quilting is going to be beautiful!

  • audrey Nov 16, 2012

    Nice to have options! Great ideas for your quilting. It’s going to look beautiful.

  • Charlotte Nov 16, 2012

    Love the quilting designs on this one … perfect!

  • Penny Nov 17, 2012

    Karen, love your choice of patterns for the Bow-Tie. Also looking forward to photos of Joseph Coat, the black looks good with the batiks.

  • Teresa Rawson Nov 17, 2012

    I really like the stencil you have chosen…I was very boring with my bowtie quilt…just outline quilting.

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)
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