So this is what 72 3 inch Bow Tie blocks look like. I feel like I have been making them forever already, but they are pretty cute. I am going to keep at it and see how far I can get with this quilt before I cry "Uncle".
You may recall that in previous posts I have mentioned my husband and his habit of putting a gigantic fan in the window of my upstairs sewing room? Well, he is still at it. You can imagine with 72 teeny tiny Bow Tie blocks all arranged perfectly on the design wall, that the addition of a gigantic fan in the room may not be a great mix. I don't see any possibility of dissuading my husband from this penchant, so I had to get creative.
I know I am going to stick with this particular layout, and figured if I combined nine Bow Tie units into a larger block they would be more manageable. So that is what I did. So much easier to deal with than a gazillion little 3 inch blocks. All the blocks will be the same, just oriented as needed for the design. And an additional bonus is, if I want to take this project down from the design wall, it is no big deal, whereas repositioning hundreds of the individual units would be.
Bring on the fan dear, I am ready for you.
PS: Thanks for all your suggestions about the border fabric for the Simple Granny quilt top. I agree, blue was the best choice since all the colors were represented in the blue print. But I don't really do blue. So, I ordered the orange. It is bright and will compliment the blocks and not be too light or too dark. It is a winner all around.