The 70th block of The Splendid Sampler™ is called “Bows” by Jane Davidson (Quilt Jane – Want it, Need it, Quilt). I like the thought included in the pattern, and it applies wonderfully to my quilting journey right now. Perhaps it has been through practice and perseverance that now paper-piecing doesn’t look so intimidating. Because this year, if anything, I have paper-pieced a lot!
(And I will require lots of patience and perseverance to advance into the next step, that is, quilting!… but that’s for next year…)
I tried to keep this block a low volume one (I already have some blocks with lots of contrast), but I think I might have gone too far. What’s more, I finally run out of one of the prints, the one I was using for the background. I miscalculated, and did a minor cutting mistake… but there was no more fabric left for the final strip of one of the blocks (it’s easy to spot if it’s searched for!). For the moment, I won’t compromise the big pieces of fabric I have still left by re-doing it again. At the end, I might revisit this one (it’s a two afternoon work, but nothing more complicated than that at this point!), and perhaps add more contrast in the bows.
The pattern and link party are found here.