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happy flower qal week 27

I don't know if my construction for this block would be considered "cheating", but I'm of the opinion that when it comes to making, we are all free to do what works for us.  So I decided to machine piece the 4 patches together, and then I simply appliqued the bowtie "knots".  Super easy.  No inset seams.  It definitely works for me ;)  I actually really like how the appliqued squares have a wee bit of a 3D effect to emphasize the knot in the bow.

This block has three little buttons at the top center of the heart, but I'm going to add them after the quilt has been top-stitched.  And if I can't find buttons that I love, I may just embrodier super big knots instead.

Oh who am I kidding?  It will probably remain unfinished forever. ;)

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Reader Comments (6)

It''s very lovely.:)
September 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDorota
I may use this method for my entire bowtie quilt ! I too like the cinch of the knot.
September 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
Oh, thank you, thank you. I made a beautiful bow tie quilt and gave it to my mother-in-law for her birthday last year. It took me forever to make it. Now that I have this shortcut I will try it again. I just love the slight puff of the center as well as the ability to fussy cut the knot.
September 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaxine R.
So pretty. I like the applique too!
September 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
Crafting, not cheating - beautiful - well done!
September 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPat
I have not had time to start my Happy Flower Quilt. When I saw Kristyne's First Romance, I thought, why not wait just a little bit more and make it from that pretty fabric. Can't wait!
September 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBonnieLynn

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