Revisiting the Bow Tie quilt top of a few days ago, I wondered...did you happen to notice that some of the bowties are against a dark background? Unless you study the top a bit, it's not something that you notice right away. Or maybe, for you, it is....but not me. I seem to have this 'oblivious' side to my vision.
While taking pictures, I suddenly noticed that 'things' are reversed on this block...why did she use the dark for the background? Hmmmmm? So I began to look closer.
And there are quite a few blocks where the background is stronger than the bow tie itself...not what we normally do when piecing a bow tie. But it's not unattractive, is it?
I wonder if perhaps she was down to the last scraps in her scrapbag and needed a few more bow ties? Or maybe she was as maverick as we'd all like to be, as unihibited and spontaneous. The top is not technically well made, but I find it delighful in it's coloration and scrappiness. And no doubt it was a warm cover for someone. I felt this old beauty deserved another 'look - see', so we can all notice the strange blocks with the dark backgrounds *VBS*. I hope to baste it soon, but for now,I'm off to the garage(the weather is fairly mild..finally!) to tie a quilt.Someone had commented that they saw snowballs, not bow ties when they looked at it. There aren't as many lay-outs for the bow tie blocks as for some others. This particular one, where they form the snowball shape is called Love Rings. When you see a solid center in that octagon shape, and it has triangles sewn on the four corners, then it's a snowball *VBS*
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