Saturday, March 04, 2017

Project Quilting 8.5 Well Dressed Man - Bow Ties are Cool

For once when starting a new challenge for Project Quilting I had an inspiration right off the bat - I've been watching Dr. Who lately, and have enjoyed seeing his defending his fashion sense in season 6!  

So, a bow tie block was definitely my pick for this week's challenge, but I really wanted to stretch the idea a bit and come up with something original.  As usual, EQ7 came to the rescue and I found an inspiration in the quilt layout section.  

I started by adding the colors I wanted to use - I was debating between blue and burgundy,  and all of a sudden I got a wonderful surprise!

  The Tardis showed up!

Well, when you get a visit from the Doctor and the Tardis, what can you do?  I printed up the templates and got busy doing some English Paper Piecing to make my vision come to life!  It didn't take too long to get the top sewn, then I was ready to add the quilting.

I decided to add some 1/4 inch echoing to emphasize the bow tie - it's pretty subtle, but I liked it better than using a different fabric in that position.  

I quilted some panels in the Tardis, swirls in the sky, echoing in the grey background and big swirls in the border.  I then finished it off with black binding.

This little quilt finished at 19 x 21.5 inches.  I created it here in my Coos Bay, OR home - kept my mind busy while I was sick with a cold this week!  

Linking up here for the challenge!  Can't wait to see what other quilter's came up with, this was a different theme for sure!


ES said...

Very clever!!

PersimonDreams said...

lol! Love it! You can't say no to a tardis!

Miriam said...

That's serendipity. Very cool!