Last month I quilted two quilts for Nifty Quilts. She loves to make big quilts, and she must have an amazing stash of fabrics. Here are some pictures of her Bow Tie quilt.
The setting fabric is a shot cotton and I used a gold So Fine thread. Shot cottons are a woven fabric made with two colors of threads, one color on the warp and one on the weft. The gold thread was the exact match of one of the two threads that make up this fabric.
Wikipedia description (Warp and weft in plain weaving. In weaving, the woof (sometimes weft) is the term for the thread or yarn which is drawn through the warp yarns to create cloth. Warp is the lengthwise or longitudinal thread in a roll, while weft is the transverse thread. A single thread of the weft, crossing the warp, is called a pick.) I love shot cottons that have two totally different colors, such as purple and orange. This Shot cotton was gold and grayish brown.
I stitched a swirling C with curves going into each corner of the block. Hobbs wool batting really gives a nice finish to the quilting.
Look at the mix of prints and colors, it was such a joy to work on this top. Although the quilting motif was repetitious, the colors just dance across this quilt top.
Who doesn't love a polka dot bow tie? And you can see the subtle shimmer of gold in the setting fabric. Shot cottons really allow the quilting threads to shine.
One last shot, just because................