Amy’s Creative Side is holding her twice yearly Quilt Festival so I am re-blogging about my Bow-Tie Medallion quilt as my entry. Amy has many categories that you can enter your quilts into – but only 2 quilts total.
Hand Quilted Category.
I actually made the top in 2010, it got put aside as the quilt frame was occupied with other quilts – I then decided to applique one corner in September of 2012. In November of 2012 I took a quilt off of the big floor standing frame and finally hand quilting was started! I finished it in June of this year. A long time this one took! It sat and waited patiently to be quilted but if it hadn’t I wouldn’t have added the appliqué corner so I am glad I waited. From start to finish the quilt took me about 200 hours to make. It is machine pieced and hand quilted.
Some of the tiny hexagon flowers that make up the border.
Ready to start the quilting.
And here it is finished. This quilt is about 100 x 100 inches and is all hand quilted. The applique border flower hexagons are 3/4 inch hexies and the entire applique is done by needle turn. I used the leftover scraps of the fat eighths that made up the bowties to make the scrappy binding. I had very little leftover fabric from this quilt.
More of the hand quilting here while it was on the quilting frame.
I hope you all run over to Amy’s blog to see all the quilts being entered over this next couple of days – I know I will be looking them all over.