Friday, November 5, 2010

Bow Tie "The Executive"

" The Executive "  doesn't that sound like a great thriller  novel ????  Thought that would be a great  name for this bow tie quilt.  When I look at a tie I wonder what his profession was ... Lawyer,  Engineer,  Pilot,  Doctor,  CEO, Detective, CIA   maybe the President!!     Jane pieced the quilt from ties around the states,   it's like she has a story for each tie.     What patience she has ....taking them apart, washing,  cutting and piecing this quilt.     Me .... the ties  would have stayed in the closet....lolol
I chose simple straight lines and curves seeing it is Masculine.  Two batting again QD and 80/20,  white thread top & bottom,  the backing it white....but a dark blue thread through out the bow ties.
In the photo to the right you can see a wobble in the quilting........ my machine has a wobble to it when I get to the right side ..... for the life of me, can't figure it out,  the track looks okay, upper and  lower.  It has done this from the first day.   The only thing I thought that it may be the floor is not level,  this is an older home and has flawes.   I need  my new studio NOW!!  That will be  another subject....


Joan said...

WHat a wonderful quilt - and what a lot of ties. Looking forward to seeing more that border.

Angie said...

That is an intriguing border design. I tried to figure out how you achieved it--but couldn't. I love how it looks! Maybe you would share your stitching path on this one? Sorry to hear you have that annoying glitch with your machine. I would think it's the track because of how you described it. Hope you can get it fixed. Your quilting is beautiful! as always!