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Thread: Bow Tie Strippy Tut

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    PLACEMENT OF BLOCKS:

    In talking about the deep bow tie colors, there is actually no need really for the discussion of placement of blocks. In this particular style, I think it would be rather easy for good placement.
    I would recommend placing blocks below one another that shows a definite color distinction for easy discernment. I wouldn't put a rust block underneath a red one, for example. Colors that blend too easily should be separated.

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    ABOUT THE QUILT:

    Let's take a quick peak at the quilt again so you can see the 2 colors I did want to scatter through the quilt! First of all, by the pic you can see how I stairstepped the light blue color diagonally bottom left to top right. I also wanted to stairstep the yellow colors diagonally. That's about all I wanted to do as far as scattering any colors. More on that topic in the 'About the Colors' Section. You may have other colors in mind that you want scattered in your quilt. Consider stairstepping them for a more organized look to the quilt and centralize it even if it's more noticeable to you than anyone else.
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    Here is a pic of the quilt again where you can see how only the colors differentiate the block from being a Bow Tie block to becoming a Cummerbund block. Amazing! Now you might think of this block as being a giant-sized tumbler block, only that it is a pieced one at that! Or you may think of it as haystacks or Fall Harvest bundles!
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    The nice advantage to this block is having it both ways on the bed! One quilt with 2 different views! The bow ties will either be horizontal or vertical depending on the way you lay it on the bed. For this reason, you might want to make it a more 'squarish' type quilt so that either way you lay it is the correct way! You could have it displayed in your favorite setting.

    I actually made another quilt using a similar pattern to this one and it's my own pattern too. The cornerpiece is wider and the block is smaller than this new pattern. I just turned the blocks to form the stars and I called it "Twist and Shout." Here's the link to that quilt in case you missed it. It has not been posted in the Pictures section; only on another's thread.

    Scrappy Quilt show - Right Here!! :)

    Here's a pic of Twist and Shout:
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    Here are some other pics of the quilt. It's always fun to include a novelty or two. Besides novelty of funny cars and dinosaurs, I used a panel print, a really soft cotton suede, a pique, some glitters and a corduroy.

    I'm also showing how the quilt looks from the side of the bed.
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    ABOUT THE COLORS:

    In this quilt, I stayed away from bright red in the strips. I only used one. It's right in the center of the quilt. I used a few lighter reds though. As stated earlier, I picked out light blue and yellow to scatter through the quilt. Staying away from the bright reds helped the bow ties stand out better! The bow tie colors are strong and vivid and that was the goal. They needed to be lifted above the background colors to show their wonderful depth and twisting feature in the quilt. Those 2 toned ones really make a difference!

    There are no rules here! You might want red all over your quilt or it may be your theme! You may want the bow ties watered down in color. They'll be diffused if you overuse red in the background. I used color and shape in this quilt to cause the bow ties to stand out which is why I opted for deep toned fabrics rather than pastels or medium colors. I made it my focal point so naturally I would want them to be first noticed.

    Speaking of focal point, I didn't plan it but naturally placed the all white bow tie in the 3rd row from the top and 3rd row from the bottom. I think it should stay right there centrally located! In looking over my quilt so far, it definitely says 'I'm the focal point of this quilt.' Use oversized prints to help your focal point block stand out the most!
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    Since I liked the colors I used in the first 3 rows (12 blocks), I decided to mimic them in the last 2 rows of the quilt by either different shades or different fabrics. For example, the top row block is olive greens and the 4th row is kelly greens. Since I like the colors of those I've used so far, why not repeat them again only in different shades and different fabrics? You might want to do the same. It's a good idea as it helps to unify all 5 rows better!

    My only suggestion concerning colors for the strippies would be to just limit the really dark ones. Your background colors of mediums and lights would be a nice palette for the bow ties.
    I haven't done my last row yet but I'm looking forward to it! It's more fun to get going on this tut to help you do a nice Bow Tie Strippy quilt too! Once the blocks are all made and placed on the wall in order, we will be machine appliqueing, hand appliqueing or raw edge fusing the little bow tie knots to the centers. Then we can join the blocks together!

    Next, we will get started with the steps!

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    STEPS:

    Please note that even though the step pictorial shows the block layout in the cummerbund arrangement, the blocks can be turned any which way. To see exactly how they will appear in the block, I would suggest turning the cornerpieces vertically and laying the strips horizontally before sewing so you will get exactly what you see!


    Habits die hard so I was already accustomed to laying the blocks by my previous design before changing to the Cat in the Hat arrangement.

    Now here comes the step pictorial!
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    all i can say i love this quilt
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