Monday, May 21, 2012

Next Challenge - Bow Ties

Now that I am putting the binding on my next June Bride/Vintage Revisited challenge, I think it's time to show the starting elements.

These vintage bow tie blocks were hand pieced.  Dorry supplied the blue on black fabric I used as a background for this photo.  We were to use it on the face of the 24 inch square quilt.   (If you don't click on the photo, you will probably not be able to see the blue.) 

Dorry calls this chapter "Tuxedo Rental."  I thought about doing something with a stylized tuxedo cat.  I've enjoyed the company of several, starting with the fabulous mouser Rau (who was also a great music lover) - the family cat from my grade school and high school years.  When I actually put the design on paper, I came up with something completely different. I'll post a photo when I finish the hand sewing and get all the lines I used for quilting washed out.


Sherrye said...

I can already tell, this one will be very special........something borrowed and blue, too?

Dorry said...

You know what they say about curiosity...I like to keep my challenge a challenge. Last time it was pink which is not a comfort zone for many people. This time, a black and white challenge has pleased many.