Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Identity Crisis?

I am sure many or all of you are familiar with the Schnibbles quilt that Schnibbles members made last month. When I saw it I was reminded of the bowtie block that our Guild made at a Bee Night many years ago. The focus of that evening was to learn how to machine sew bowtie blocks in a simple manner. I decided to make some more of those bowtie blocks from memory. I cut a bunch of red fabrics into 2 1/2 inch and 1 1/2inch units and sewed them into bowties. They looked okay, but I didn't think that I would have enough red fabrics to finish the quilt. So I looked for the bowtie blocks I had made at Bee Night so many years ago. And I found them!! (Much to my surprise!) They were much larger. I realized that I had originally cut the fabric into 4 1/2inches square units. I had only sewn a couple of them together and I had enough of the white background fabric, so I cut all the 'old' units down to 2 1/2in. squares and sewed the whole thing together in a similar fashion to the Schnibbles quilt. Then I added a red inner border and a pieced outer border of 3 1/2inch 'piano keys'. It measures 32" X 32".

I finished it this morning and it wasn't even on my March list! The only problem is, is this now a Schnibbles or a Bowtie quilt? My guess is it's a Bowtie, since every time I look at it I think of bow ties.

6 comments:

Cara said...

I like it no matter what you call it!

Vicki said...

I like your quilt and that certainly was quick work. It looks like Schnibbles borrowed the bowtie pattern doesn't it, so I think I would stick with the original name.

Funny I have come across a few times now where someone comes up with a so called pattern that they are promoting only to discover that it actually goes back to someone else and the more recent person isn't giving any credit to the previous sources.

Pat said...

I like it and your border is wonderful...fun colors and fabrics!

LizzieJane said...

Beautiful hetty! Love the colors. I think Bowtie is the right name for it.
x

em's scrapbag said...

No matter what you call it, it is wonderful.

Melinda Cornish said...

I just like it, you can call it whatever you like....it turned out great!