Bow-Tie Medallion

by Karen on October 25, 2013

in quilts

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.


Quilting progressing.


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.


{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Jana October 25, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Wow. The Quilt and the quilting is lovely.
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Diane W October 25, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Visiting from the Quilt Fest. I admire you hand quilters. I started to hand quilt about 10 years ago and haven’t finished that quilt yet. I am very fond of and learned how to make the tiny stitches, not like the running stitches some quilters do today. I enjoyed the hand quilting part but I want or need my quilts too fast. Come to think of it I need to pull that quilt out and stitch some on it since I am older and more settled now. LOL
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Lori S October 25, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Your quilt is really beautiful. I really admire the patience, dedication and skill you put into hand quilting such a large quilt. I have never really enjoyed hand work, so I went the longarm route, but I love seeing the elegance of a hand quilted piece. Thanks for sharing.

Charlotte October 26, 2013 at 3:28 am

what a beautiful quilt! I am so impressed by the level of skill and patience :-)

Gisèle October 26, 2013 at 1:26 pm

C’est tellement agréable de piquer à la main.

Leah October 26, 2013 at 2:39 pm

The quilting is lovely! I have enjoyed watching the progress on this quilt. :)
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Linda October 26, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Beautiful! I love the designs you chose for the hand quilting. Fabulous Job!
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Karen October 27, 2013 at 2:36 am

It is a beautiful quilt and as always your hand quilting is lovely!

CitricSugar October 28, 2013 at 2:35 am

Lovely job on the quilting!
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Joanne October 29, 2013 at 7:43 am

What a stunning quilt! Your quilting is amazing!
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Queenie November 5, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Beautiful quilt and quilting!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie
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Lori November 6, 2013 at 8:39 pm

What a great design. It looks like a modern take on a classic pattern. Just lovely! Your hand quilting is gorgeous but I’m really jealous of your needleturn! Not enough people are passing that one on! (Or maybe it just missed me…)
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