September 2, 2011

Bow Tie Challenge Prep

I had a little bit of time and I wanted needed to play with some fabric. In this post I talked about joining in on Bonnie Hunter's Bow Tie Challenge. I am making my Bow Tie blocks in Indigo Blue and Soldier Blue fabrics with a Cheddar background. I found my missing blues and added them to the stack. Out of curiosity I counted the fabrics. I have 58 different blues that will be in this quilt! That number surprised me but made me happy. The scrappier the better!
I began the cutting process with the blues.  The blocks finish at a 3 inch square.  I really didn't think about it until I had to cut the itty bitty 1 1/4" squares for the knot portion.  That is small! I love small blocks and pieces in quilts so I am not worried about it, but goodness that is small! lol  Do you see the little pile of fabrics behind the big one? This is what they look close up - Indigo Blue with a touch of Cheddar.
I am trying to decide if I want to add them into the mix and let them play with the other fabrics or keep the Cheddar color in the background only.  What do you think? Should I stick with just the blues and let the Cheddar background be the contrast? Hmmmm


Janet said...

I would definitely use them - the more the merrier and they're great fabrics!

Jan said...

After you make some of the blue and cheddar bowties, you'll know if you want to add the other fabrics. They look to be gray. Is that right?

Karen said...

Oh, I am envious of your fabrics! Such good Civil War pieces.