Friday, February 16, 2018

ColorMaster Bowtie Finish

Just a few days before Christmas, I won a Color Master fabric box over on Instagram from Art Gallery Fabrics.  Have you heard of these?  They come in fat quarter and half yard cuts and contain a collection of different designers all in a single colorway.




I won the one called Clean Slate in the fat quarter size.
I tried to tuck it away in my stash but it kept calling my name.



I added in some dark plum from my stash and cut the prints into some 8" bow tie blocks.
Can you believe I already have a finished quilt top?  This layout has been swirling in my head for months now and it worked so perfectly in these two colors.



I quilted it on Valentine's Day and decided to quilt in a heart motif into the two negative focal points.  The rest of the quilt I quilted horizontal irregularly spaced lines




I pulled a soft lavender and gray fabric for the backing out of my stash.  It wasn't quite big enough so I added in some gray fabric.  


I decided to get "fancy" and after doing some math, placed the gray on the back so the heart quilting on the top would show on the back.  It is a fun little detail.


 And the timing is perfect for me to enter the Art Gallery Color Master Contest over at The Jolly Jabber (Fat Quarter Shop).  If you want to join in, you can get your own Color Master box here and read more about the contest here!


One more picture because I am really happy with it!
(BTW - The fat quarter box works perfectly with this layout.  I just had a few bits leftover)

Have a wonderful weekend!



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27 comments:

Libby in TN said...

That's a winner, in my book. Quiet elegance.

Alison said...

I love it! It's elegant and very striking.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Wow - that is a fantastic combination! and the layout is so interesting! Nice job!!

Barb Neiwert said...

You don't really see the bow ties unless you're really looking for them. One of those optical illusions, I suppose. I love it! I haven't seen the other quilt entries, but I hope they pick yours!!!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I really love the motion created by the way you pieced the quilt top! Lovely!

Cathy said...

I love that unusual bow tie layout and the color combo. Congrats on the finish!

Ellie said...

Really cute finish!

Robby H. said...

What a great twist to have the bowties recede like this. Good luck in the contest.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is a wonderful quilt, Cyndy! I like the dark red background with all those slate fabrics, and the neat bowtie layout! Great quilting, too!

Jenny said...

Lovely, looks nice and manly.

chrisknits said...

What a great quilt! I love the heart quilting.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on your finish AND your fabulous fabric win. You really did that fabric justice with that interesting block layout!!

annerobe said...

Love this! I never knew bow tie blocks could be so interesting, and the colors are beautiful in this design.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Wow. I didn't realize that was the bowtie block until you mentioned it. Very striking layout.

Jasmine said...

I love the plum with the gray. What a fun layout you used as well.

Louise said...

I can see why those fabrics refused to be stashed away! The gray with plum is such a gorgeous combination. And I love this sort of double barn raising layout in bow ties. The heart quilting in the centers is really neat, Cynthia! I had to look really closely to see how you did that. Did you mark it first? It looks like one continuous line? Gorgeous!

Kat said...

Looks great! I love the asymmetrical design.

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Very cool use of the set of greys - what an awesome quilt design.

Angie said...

I can see why those fabrics were calling your name. Very inspired idea to use plum as a complement. Fantastic finish!!

MissPat said...

Wow, lots of us are continuously coming up with ideas for new quilts, but you actually follow through and complete them. This is lovely.
Pat

Kathy said...

This is so cool! I don't think I've ever made bow tie blocks but I've seen them in scrappy quilt form. I've never seen this arrangement. Love it!

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Love your Bow-tie layout. Super job!

Pat said...

This turned out great. Love the color combo.

Jannette said...

That's a gorgeous quilt! LOVE that fabric combo!

Sandy said...

The layout and colors do work perfectly. It's beautiful.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Lovely use of all the fabrics. There's a nice variety of scale within the prints to provide a lot of interest and the added color really sets it off.

Kate said...

A beautiful finish! Love the color combination and the unique setting for the Bow Tie blocks.

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