Flip Flop. I can't decide which project I want to work on, so I am working on both! They could not be more different, but I love them both. After the day our family had Tuesday, I found immersing myself in sewing to be very therapeutic. I had the day off and spent every minute in the sewing room. I went through three bobbins and umpteen episodes of Gilmore Girls.
Here is my simplified Granny Square block, which I am loving for its ease of construction and those summery fabrics I am using. (Fancy by Lily Ashbury). I do believe I may make five more blocks and have this be a 5 x 6 layout. It will have a lattice between the blocks and probably a border of one of the larger scale prints. It might be a nice quilt for Eva's room. I like to change things up from time to time for her.
Here is my other project. My goodness, are these little Bow Tie blocks ever fun to make! I mentioned that my blocks will finish at 3 inches, which I think is just a fine size. I also like the Barn Raising setting. I am just going to keep adding surrounding rows to this and stop when I feel it it time to do so. Let's just see how big it gets!
Is any one else making these fun little blocks this summer? Either on your own or with the Primitive Gatherings Block of the Week program? Let me know, it would be fun to share photos. A little birdie told me Thelma (Cupcakes 'n' Daisies) is making some Bow Ties too. Maybe she can be persuaded to share some pics.
Years ago, I knew a woman who discovered a bunch of antique Bow Tie blocks from the 30's at an antique store. She was thrilled with her find and bought them all. She ended up taking every hand stitched block apart and remaking it on her machine. Her quilt was one of the most beautiful I have ever seen, with all those vintage fabrics. I wish I could remember what her setting was. Any way you go with this block, it will be beautiful.