Wednesday, March 30, 2016

My Bowtie Collection

First--it's a finish!

Bowtie Buddies is finished! Hooray! Barbie Vanderfleet-Martin from our guild long-arm quilted it for me and I love the way it turned out.

I've been experimenting with my photos now that I have a new computer but these all look a little dark to me even after being "enhanced." 

The back. 

 And the label with the mini-bowties :) So cute!

This is a little quilt I made in 1983 and finished in 1990. I wanted to try Prairie Points.

The back with those 'so identifiable' 70s fabrics!

A detail of the quilt I made for my granddaughter in 2003 . . . 

. . . and another of my grandson's quilt the same year. 

I quilted this top last fall and donated it to our historical society for a holiday fundraiser.

Uh-oh, there may be an orphan block quilt in my future.

And the real thing :)

Happy quilting!

Copyright 2015, Barbara Schaffer


  1. No doubt Barbara, you love to play with bowties!
    Your quilts are amazing ! Bravo :))

  2. What a fantastic finish. By turning each row of bow ties it really gives some great movement to the design. You must be a bow tie expert. It's fun to see how different each one looks. My dad always wore a bow tie. I guess they still make them for men.

  3. What a great collection - it is clearly a very adaptable block! Congratulations on your finish and the cutest label! It puts my labels well and truly to shame - just hand written on the back of the quilt.

  4. What a Bow Tie Bonanza! It is nice to see your finish and the label with the minis was such a great idea.
    Bow Ties blocks are so flexible and fun. fun collection of the real thing too!