I bought some beautiful charm packs, cant remember the name now, but decided to try the Bow Tie quilt design by Jenny Doan. I paired the charm packs with a subtle cream batik, and had so much fun, the quilt top became king sized. I used the charm packs as is, no cutting down, and since they are 5" sq, I just cut them in quarters for the bow tie pieces. Perfect!! So I quilted it, using a batik backing, and decided to gift to a friend. Then I had to make pillowcases to match. Used the batik backing for the body, and had leftover bow tie blocks so I used them to make the cuff on the pillowcases. They turned out perfect!! I am so proud of myself for thinking of using the leftover blocks to create the cuff, which made it so much more coordinated.
I just finished hand binding this batik quilt top that I purchased off of Etsy years ago. I visited my friend in Florida and quilted eight quilts (one of the eight quilts) while I was there. I'm giving this quilt to my husbands sister in law, since she loved this top when she visited last summer.