Monday, February 3, 2014

Design Wall Monday 2/3/14

After finishing the quilt top for my Scrappy Sampler quilt a week ago, I decided to treat myself and begin a new project. I have been planning to make a baby quilt for a co-worker, and I finally decided to get it started. So far I have made close to 80 bowtie blocks and have pieces for 20 or 30 more cut out. Yesterday I started playing with possible layouts for my blocks.
























The blocks measure 5" finished, and I will probably do a 6 x 8 block setting, plus a 2-1/2 or 3" border. My favorite layout right now is the barn-raising type setting (upper right.) That may change once the rest of the blocks are finished. I need to get this quilt done soon--baby's due date is March 11th!


I am linking up to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times. Check it out for tons of amazing ideas and inspiration. I am also linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and Fabric Frenzy Friday at Fort Worth Fabric Studio.


Julie in GA

24 comments:

  1. What a great baby quilt this will be!! All of the settings are wonderful. The bright colors just pop. Lucky baby!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I like all the settings but am also partial to the one top right. what a wonderful gift it will be.

    ReplyDelete
  3. What fun to have all the different setting. That first one if really awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  4. They're all wonderful, I love the bright fabrics! Bottom right is my favorite.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Who would have thought Bow tie blocks could be so gorgeous!! I love the 1st and 4th layout! This is gonna be one great baby quilt. Be sure to post the finished quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I do like the barn raising layout. The colors really work well in it. But, honestly, I don't think I've ever seen a layout like your first one. I used to make bow tie blocks as my never ending leader/ender project. I've made way too many quilts with bow ties in them. But #1 really speaks to me for it uniqueness.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great blocks.I like the barn raising layout too. Fabulous fabrics for a baby quilt xx

    ReplyDelete
  8. Such happy baby colors. I like the last one the best, but they are all adorable.

    ReplyDelete
  9. gorgeous! I like the last one too, but the barn raising is great and perfect for a baby quilt

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love it, so fun to twist and turn them and see all different results! Hard to pick a favorite!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love the bright colors in this one. I like the barn raising layout and the one below it. Any of the settings are going to be gorgeous with those blocks.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love your bow ties. My first thought was I liked the top right and bottom right ones. But on second thought the first one is unique and original looking. Any of them will delight some lucky child no matter which you choose.

    ReplyDelete
  13. How fun with all the layouts! I like the upper right on best. Beautiful colors!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I really like the block arrangement in the upper left location. Will be interesting to see the final finish.

    ReplyDelete
  15. The top left is my favorite. Nice work!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Very nice! top left is my favorite

    ReplyDelete
  17. I'm really liking the layout in the first one - pinned it even.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Love all the different layouts you have shown us--but I am with you I like the upper right one the best!

    Would love for you to stop by tomorrow and link this up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
    -Lindsey
    Fabric Frenzy Friday

    ReplyDelete
  19. came to visit to see your blocks for the 350 block challenge, but had to follow so I can see what you do with the bowties. I like the upper left setting, it is the most unique I've seen. Are they 3D blocks ?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No, they aren't 3D, just regular bowties. I'm still deciding which setting to use. I might make 2 baby quilts and use a different setting for each.

      Delete
  20. I love the first layout. I've never seen how ties in that layout and it looks fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  21. If you focus on the white in the top left, they look like Pacman

    ReplyDelete
  22. I like the top left and bottom right.

    ReplyDelete
  23. What great layout ideas! I REALLY love the first one - it's so unique!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...