Bowtie and Crossroads Quilt Blocks

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Bowtie and Crossroads Quilt Blocks

I’ve been making little Bowtie quilt blocks, Crossroads quilt blocks and a couple stars…..actually I’m just playing without a particular design in mind. If you like Bowtie quilt blocks, you definitely have to check out my post about the Bow Tied quilt block tutorial!

Bowtie and Crossroads Quilt Blocks

I also just finished up my teal scrappy blocks….where did the month go to! I will link up with ScrapHappy Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Check my Crossroads tutorial with directions for all 3 sizes if you would like to make some.

Bowtie and Crossroads Quilt Blocks

I also finished up teal spool and realized I never made a yellow one last month so I’ll have to work on that. One of these days I’m going to have to put all of my spool blocks into a quilt top!

Bowtie and Crossroads Quilt Blocks

I recently made a little Bow Tied quilt project tutorial that has been popular.

Last Thursday my daughter and I went to dinner at TGI Fridays in Moline, IL and had to go down on the docks to look at the lily-pads.

Bowtie and Crossroads Quilt Blocks

It is so neat to see the water sitting on the lily pads.

Lilypads in the Mississippi river

We took a walk along the bike path that goes next to the river, we walked down past the bridge and took a look at the new Kone building.

Lilypads in the Mississippi river

We came around a corner and saw this beautiful German Shepard barking at the huge stick…..we were laughing and before I could snap a picture the dog picked up the stick and followed his/her master.

German Shepard dog carrying a huge stick

I have no idea how long the dog carried the stick as we were going the other way.

German Shepard dog carrying a huge stick

We are still having beautiful cool weather so I’m not sure how much quilting will get done today. I have to run to the library to return books for my dad and pick out some new ones. It is always a challenge to find books I think he will like and…..hasn’t already read.

Maybe I’ll make a quick stop at the quilt store which is close to the library…..and then I may just come home and work outside on my project of trimming the bushes and trees along the river.

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  1. Oh, I am with you, it is so hard to stay inside when the weather is cool and nice. I live in the deep south so Spring and Fall are not good quilting times, but great reading times. I like you spool block (teal) and Crossroad blocks. thanks for the tutorial.

  2. Jacquelynne Steves says:

    Oh my gosh- I wonder what that dog was doing with such a big stick!
    I like your bowtie and star blocks- sometimes it's fun to just start making stuff without a plan and see where it takes you….

  3. Funny about the dog barking at the "stick" (?) I'm guessing he was trying to tell his master that it didn't belong where it was so he decided to pick it up and move it! Strong jaws on that dog!

  4. fun blocks, are those leaders and enders? I need a new leader and ender project….. and WOW look at those lily pads….

  5. Yoru stars & bow ties are looking good. That looks bizarre with that big ole sticks in that dogs…wonder what was on his mind

  6. Deborah Hamilton says:

    Your blocks are very pretty, and your daughter has beautiful red hair! I laughed at the dog pictures. That's more like a branch than a stick. So funny!

  7. tink's mom says:

    What a lovely day you had. The picture of the dog is priceless. Thanks so much for sharing.

  8. Esther F. says:

    Dog with stick, or stick with dog? LOL!
    Great sewing fun turned into cute blocks!!!
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  9. That dog is too funny. Makes you wonder, huh? Lovely blocks. I like to play like that. And I love lily pads, as evidenced by my avatar!!

  10. Missy Shay says:

    I love your blocks and that dog with the stick is hilarious!

  11. Teresa in Music City says:

    Sounds like the soft, sweet activities of a good life Connie! I absolutely love books, but I have a terrible time choosing books for someone else. Looking forward to seeing what you do with those fun blocks – your ingenuity always amazes me :*)

  12. Josie McRazie says:

    Honk honk beep beep wave! I live right up the hill from Fridays!

  13. You have been a busy little bee. Love your blocks. That stick looks huge. Please send some cooler weather down this way. I has been in the high 90's here.

  14. Hi Connie! Your blocks are beautiful! Looks great to have same block in different sizes.
    That sweet dog doesn't carry stick but a whole tree! Mine doesn't carry sticks but loves balls and can sleep tennis ball in his mounth. x Teje