I wanted to add lots of color to this one. I started with two leftover bow tie blocks that were a bit dull, so I dug in my basket of shiny fabrics and found a shiny red sateen. I intended to add the red borders to all four sides, but that made it too long.
I added a couple of pockets of beads on the edges and decided to add a little ruched flower to the center of one bow tie. I still need to rip out the white thread. I didn't trust my ruching skills since it's been a long time since I've used this technique. I chose to sew the flower in white thread first because it's easier to see for picking out, which I knew I'd have to do. I've already sewn the flower down in red, so all that's left is removing the white.
I played with the quilting. I wanted to practice that flower in the upper right corner and then played with hearts that use little stitching lines between each heart. As you can see, I have some more practicing to do.
All in all, I'm okay with this little quilt. I think there's enough texture for tactile discovery and the shiny red adds some visual dimension. Have you been inspired to make a couple of these little fidget quilt?
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