This one took a while to finish. It is harder to sew into the wee hours knowing I need to get up and go to school in the morning. I think it was during men's gymnastics that I took the last stitches. The bow tie blocks were part of a leader and ender quilt-along that Bonnie Hunter suggested at the beginning of the year. I did mine with 2.5 inch blocks rather than 2 inches, so it didn't take quite so many to make a quilt. By the time I was ready to set them together I went back to find some more of the cheddar fabric, but had NO luck. It sat for ages waiting for inspiration to strike before I finally started cutting lots of triangles in lots of colors to finish it off.
The quilting came as part of a wild and crazy weekend of nonstop sewing. It is another freehand fan pattern, this one done with variegated gold thread. I don't usually like the way the thread changes color, but I think it blends nicely on this quilt. Schoolwork is starting to take up lots of time, it will eventually settle into a nice routine, but right now I spend hours in meetings making "to-do" lists, hoping to get out so that I can do some of the things on the list.