Little Black Dress in Bow Ties

Amy FriendBasic Grey, quilting24 Comments

Over the weekend, I completed this table runner featuring Little Black Dress, a new fabric line designed by BasicGrey. I knew right away that I wanted to use the bow tie block. I divided my fabrics into lights and darks; using the darks for the bow ties and the lights for the snowball shapes in the centers. Each bow tie block measures 4″ so the runner is about 16″ x 36.”

I love the way all the different neutral prints worked together. I could easily make a whole quilt like this.

I got hung up on the quilting for awhile. I thought I wanted to do something with curves. I ended up waffling too much and going with straight line quilting on the diagonal and am happy that I did. It adds just enough but not too much. I used King Tut thread by Superior Thread for the quilting. The thread is a nice slightly variegated neutral in the grey/beige family so it worked in perfectly.

I am sorry that it took me this long to figure out how to make my pictures bigger in Blogger after Blogger made changes a few weeks ago! From now on, I promise, we are back to bigger pictures so you don’t have to squint!