Monday, January 09, 2012

Cheddar Bow-Tie Link-Up! ((And Prize Give-Away!))


It’s time to share our posts of how we’ve come on our Leader/Ender Cheddar Bow-ties!

This Bow-Tie Bonanza went VIRAL amongst us after Lori, Randy & I spotted a terrific antique bow tie quilt while at the Sisters, Oregon quilt show last July!  I could hardly wait to get back to Randy’s house to start playing with the possibilities for this block, taking it even a step SMALLER than normal…how would these work with 2” leader/ender squares?

And can we do it as a challenge just to see how many we could amass throughout the year?

Remember how funny it was when I got a Letter from the folks at Mary Jo’s in Gastonia thanking me for their inability to keep the tangerine Prairie Cloth on their shelves?  You guys had it flying out of there!

I’ve watched over blogland since July----and some just couldn’t stand it – they had to make it a primary full time project right away, and soon full queen size ((And maybe bigger)) quilts were showing up, each as beautiful as the next --- and here I was feeling sorry for myself because I’ve been putzing along!

I HAVE been doing them, just as leaders & enders.  Just as I said I would.  The ones you see at the top of the blog are just the ones I was able to do during retreat.  You know, when you are chain piecing 500 gazillion trillion half square triangles, or little 4 patches….it doesn’t seem to do much to put one bow tie piece at the end of the chain before going to iron..but look..I now have TWELVE more than I did before I went to retreat!  They do add up!
campdogwood 045
This is Laura's little basket --- and we had fun trading tie parts to match with our own cheddars, hers a print, mine a solid so we have each other’s fabrics in our own quilts! FUN!

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Here are some of hers spread out on the table top….one tie at a time, we can tackle this quilt!
No, you don’t  even have to use cheddar as the background.  Your bowties can even be LARGER, some are doing 4” blocks using 2.5” squares instead of our 3” ones using the  2” squares.  The important thing is that you are building units for a sweet and fun quilt in between the lines of your chain piecing!

cheddarbowties 001

These are MY ties!  And I wasn’t sure how many were in here, so I took some time to count them, and pin them in groups of 10, making them easier to re-count again later. 

Just to make this fun….And shoot, if this turns out too easy, I’m going to be up a creek…but for the first person who can guess EXACTLY how many bow ties I have….I have THIS prize for you!

cheddarbowties 002
Courtesy of the wonderful folks at Moda, a Summer Breeze charm pack in shades of blue, yellow and green --- let’s get our spring feeling on! 
MDSB
This little picture gives you an idea of what other prints are in the pack…..so guess away!  Leave your comment in the comments section below telling me how many YOU think are in my basket!  You don’t have to have a blog to enter the drawing, but please leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win.  If you guess as "anonymous", and there is no way to contact you, we'll have to choose some one else.

If you see that someone ELSE has guessed the number you were going to guess, choose something else -- there can only be one person per number!

Be patient with me – I’m traveling this week, and my access to email may come in spits and spurts.  The FIRST PERSON to guess the correct number gets the charm pack--

Those with blogs ---

Please link your Cheddar Bow Tie Link-Up Below!

Remember that we need the url of your specific POST, not just the address for your whole blog.

To get the correct address in the linky-–right click on the title/subject line of the post you wrote about your quilt progress. Chose “copy link address” and paste this url in the form when you link.

You can also CLICK the title line of the post you want to link...and copy the url from the address bar at the top of your browser that way.

For instance, my blog address is  quiltville.blogspot.com but that isn't enough. I can't link to the WHOLE blog, I need the address of the post.

**NOTE**  You do NOT need to include the http:// when you insert your address into the linky!

If you link to just your whole blog, I’ll have to remove your link and have you try again because I can’t fix it FOR you.


We'll leave this open until MIDNIGHT eastern time Friday night to give you time to write your posts!
If you link up, feel free to let your facebook/twitter  friends know so they can come look too!  I’d love to see this page flooded with bow-ties!

Happy Monday!

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Anonymous said...

Lynne in Hawaii.
My guess is 180 bow tie blocks.
bgailey@hawaii.rr.com

Mary said...

Woo hoo, I'm the first one to post my Link which also goes to my Design Wall Monday Post. Mine aren't all using Cheddar fabric, but I am including a recycled Orange Shirt in them. I had to hustle and make a few more to show, I can't find where I put the ones I made last year. I make my guess that you have 222 Bowties counting the Twelve you made at retreat. Thanks for the fun challenge.

Kucki68 said...

144 is my guess

Anonymous said...

Linda in England
My guess is 237 Blocks.
linda(dot)warnke@btinternet(dot)com

valerie boudier said...

My guess is 151 bow tie blocks. valerie(dot)boudier(at)ntlworld(dot)com

SoozeM said...

Hmm looks like a lot, I am going with 320.
soozemoroney(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I guess 142. I have none because I hadn't found you yet when you issued the challenge. Maybe I'll start now. They are cute and I am going to need a baby quilt for early summer.

gailacker@yahoo.ca

kathy van der raad said...

I guess 176.

Anonymous said...

My guess is there are 164 bow tie blocks. They are very pretty with the cheddar!

Sue

deborah said...

634!

Kylie said...

I thing there are 210 in the basket!
Kylie
kjkenny25@gmail.com

Beth Curry said...

237, Yours are so pretty and scrappy. Makes me want to reconsider mine. I use control colors of all shades of red and blue. I made mine 4" and have it just about complete. Beth

Anonymous said...

My guess is 156
Betty
bettyandgerardcrossman@hotmail.com

kathykwilts1212@yahoo.com said...

197 would be my guess!

Anonymous said...

mrsrlbills@aol.com guesses 240, hard to know how deep that basket is! Bobbi

scraphappy said...

340

Becky Clay said...

I say you have at least 250 done. But I don't, need to cut ore piece parts!

Becky Clay said...

I say you have at least 250 done. But I don't, need to cut ore piece parts!

katybug said...

My guess is 802.

Rosa Robichaud said...

100

And I'm fairly new to your group.... signed up when you posted your 1st part to the Orca Bay Mystery quilt... which I ADORE, BTW!!!

Tks!

Rosa Robichaud
robich@rogers.com

kt said...

I guess 211!

Anonymous said...

I am going to go with 212 little bowties...
Sure could use that little charm pack! LOL.

Michele said...

I'm going with 162.....

Anonymous said...

Eeek! That 212 was mine! I forgot my name and email!
jess from Tyler!
itsnursejessi@gmail.com

Sheila said...

My guess would be 270, that "Summer Breeze" is lovely

AnneClaudine said...

I guess there are 278 BowTies in that basket.

mozarks said...
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mozarks said...

I guess 300. They are beautiful!

Tracey in CT said...

I will guess 245 blocks in your basket. I've got about 25 complete, but probably another 50 which are currently in half, with just one seam left to complete those. I'm actually using mine for a double challenge...from you and for one of our guild challenges, so I have to finish it by the end of Feb., and I figure I need 480 blocks. Its time for me to get to work!

Nancy said...

i guess 232, they look great!

sao said...

My guess is 300

sao in Midlothian, VA

Karen M said...

My guess is 200. BTW, you sure are fast in responding to book orders. I sent mine in at about the time you were traveling to TX and then you came back and went to a retreat. During that time, I received my book. Thanks so much. I have started cutting my scraps. http://www.karenssewingroom.blogspot.com/2012/01/quilting-add.html

Anonymous said...

I guess 167. Looking forward to the finished quilt.
Jan jtquilts@frontier.com

Cokie K said...

My guess is 540. Today is my birthday and I am 54. Thanks for the give away.

Lee said...

My guess is 187 bowties!

Moira said...

I'd say 182 of those cute little blocks! =) Makes me want to start makign some.....just need time to do it.

The Cozy Quilter said...

My guess is 290. Just leave a comment on my blog if I am the winner.

Angela in Arkansas said...

This is a very cute pattern, I might just have to give it a try, right after I start and finish Orca Bay and the Cancer Ribbon raffle quilt. *sigh Iam guessing you have completed 212 blocks so far. I am looking forwad to seeing a completed quilt.

Safe travels and Happy Quilting.
Angela
asmith65@windstream.net

dorothy said...

Since someone took my first quess, I am with going with..346.
dorocarol@gmail.com, I hope!

Anonymous said...

186
Heather
velvet_23@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

My guess is 193...I already had the cheddar and didn't have to buy any..love the little blocks.
Diann in KY
quiltymama@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'd guess for 165 *crosses fingers* x
June (juneasinclair@hotmail.co.uk)

TheaM said...

I'll guess 234 - love watching your progress... I'm still looking for 'cheddar' ...lol
...that Summer Breeze would look fantastic in my kitchen!

stitchinpenny said...

I have to guess so 294.

Janet said...

258? Thanks for the fun!

Sharon P said...

I think you have 190 bow tie blocks - :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Marj said...

My guess is 576

Let's Quilt! said...

I guess 156. I didn't start reading you till this fall, so I am behind. But love this...fabric shopping on Saturday, hmmm...might have some cheddar in my future.

Kendra Grove said...

My guess is 242

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

My guess is 160!

Amanda said...

I'm guessing 282. Very cute! As always, someone will be a very lucky person to get that blanket!
adnama711@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My guess is 242. Thank you for giving us a chance to win something. purrfectquilts@yahoo.com

Lori L said...

How about 147? I just received my "cheddar" to start mine with. This is an "out of the box" color for me. Looks like a fun project but I am sure it will not end up being a leader/ender project as I will not be able to stand not knowing what it will look like. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jackie said...
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sthamm said...

202? Khamm99@gmail.com

madakamom said...

Let's see.. you did 12 in this one sewing retreat...
But you don't get to sew all the time because you are traveling etc...
And you are doing them just as leader/enders in between everything else you do...
hhhmmmmm.....
my guess 144

Sherri G said...

My guess is 178. Thanks for the giveaway. That Summer Breeze fabric is really pretty!

Amy Laura said...

I'm guessing 134! Thanks for sharing and having the give-away!

Deb said...

280

Jackie said...

My guess is 170. I have some great material to go with those charms, hope I win!!!!

Carol C said...

I'm going to say 260. Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

My guess is 420, since you've been sewing these since July as leaders/enders. Can't wait to see your finished quilt!

Anita (ablanton@nmsu.edu)

Carol C said...

I'm going to say 260. Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

Johanna said...

I'll go with 220. They are beautiful!

Marianne said...

My guess is 120. By the way, love your orca bay mystery, got the main top put together last night, now to spend the day putting on the borders (along with kids to school, laundry, etc) Have a great day! Marianne

Anonymous said...

My guess is 360. Looks good
donnagauch@hotmail.com

judy d in upstate NY said...

I guess 237-don't think that is taken yet. I only have about 70 done. BUt the year is only half over. LOL!

Quilter Kathy said...

231??

Momof3girls said...

I think it's 310. Very pretty!

Donna said...

244 are in the basket. Why? Because I like the way the number sounds. Happy quilting!

Anonymous said...

I think there are 150 but what do I know?

Theresa W

foleywestrup(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kathy C said...

I guess 253!

Anonymous said...

I love it and my guess is 122!
Maryella
mrsloon@maine.rr.com

SassyCathy said...

WOW - I guess a lot lower than most have. Not sure but I think there is about 72 or so. I think you have grouped them into 4's ...
Surely would love to win the beautiful Moda Summer Breeze. We had a nice breeze here yesterday and I enjoyed it kissing my face, and playing with my hair.
Cathy Byrd
byrd@gulftel.com

sandra said...

I guess 286

Anonymous said...

i am guessing 424....love your quilts.this is Sharon. sfsands@wiatel.net

bingo~bonnie said...

my guess is 143 blocks made.

whew it was harder making sure no one else had guessed it yet than it was looking at the photo and guestimating. :P

Thanks for the Mr. Link - it's fun visiting and looking at everyone's progress! ~bonnie

Potpourri said...

My wild guess... 437.

KaHolly said...

120 perhaps? They sure are pretty!

Debbie Lou said...

Love the charm pack and of course your bow-ties. My guess is 167. Thanks for the giveaway.

JCnNC said...

I am going with 356 for no rhyme or reason at all. Lucky me. Judy C

Aunt LeAnn said...
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Aunt LeAnn said...

Saw my previous guess, missed it the first time so now my guess is 390. Probably high but what the heck. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Krista said...

My guess is 233. I haven't started mine yet but seeing all these cuties makes me wanna go cut some fabric!

Jo said...

I don't think 146 was taken...was it? I don't have many done yet. I keep grabbing other things as leader and enders

Betty said...
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Donna in NW FL said...

My guess is 203. Love the Summer Breeze charm pack! Safe travels to California!

Oh My, Jan! said...

Let's see....197 is my guess!

Debbie said...

I'm guessing 210. How do we show a pic of our bowties if we don't have a blog?

tkdmom said...

Ok, I am game, I guess 450!
Hope you have fun in San Diego!

Arlene

Betty said...

oops..changed mine to 330. My first one is already taken! You sure are a busy quilter!

Patricia said...

I'm guessing 574. I have a stack of Amish colored ones that are one of my oldest UFOs. I have pulled it out and made a few more in the last few months.

Anonymous said...

148
Michelle437@juno.com

Barb in MI said...

My guess is 137!

Barb in MI/FL
sewwhat41@yahoo.com

Diane said...

My guess ... 190 :)

Anonymous said...

I guess 175.

I Quilt for Fun said...

233 -- seems reasonable to me! Thanks -- love MODA!

Jan

I Quilt for Fun said...

Shoot - saw someone had 233. OK -- one more. 234. Jan

Julie V said...

WOWOW - talk about bright and wonderful! No need for a flashlight, nightlight etc, just tote your quilt with you and you will shine yourself!
Good looking images too...esp. drawn to Nann's. But the other ideas are special also.
Thumbs up
Julie in TN

Diane said...

I'm going to guess 257.

mblittle5 said...

112? You probably have a lot more, but that's my guess and I'm sticking to it!

Anonymous said...

My guess is 355
Karen W.
quilter51texas@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I say 252. You didn't show how deep the basket is! But I am guessing that was on purpose. ;-) --Katie. Katie_walters@hotmail.com

Carol Sc said...

I didn't take the time to check all the others --- so, if someone else guessed the same as I --- oh well. I'm guessing 163 --- and they all look so cool!
quiltschon@att.net

Kim said...

I'm gonna guess 350.
I hope you are having a great time
teaching a new group of happy quilters.

Happy bowties :0)

annieB said...

281, looks great so far AnnieB

Nann said...

My guess? 257.

kittykats said...

My guess is 243.

Anonymous said...

I think there may be 290 in the basket.
bcquilter73@yahoo.com (Dianne in BC)

Anonymous said...

310...too many to check if this is the first time for this number.

cheryliowa@YAHOO.COM

Teresa H in Indiana said...

327

Cathy Tomm said...

I am going to guess 340 units in your basket. I am not sure just how deep it is. Love the cheddar, it almost makes me want to start one.

Elaine M said...

Love these bow ties. My guess ---363!

Brenda Robinson said...

I guess 166
Brenda
Bbiwbkacq@gmail.com

Shifra G. said...

I'll guess 130.
mandmgold@yahoo.com

Genie said...

Hi Bonnie--I'm guessing 28 pieces.
Wanda Gene gbrown3993@msn.com

Genie said...

Oh, I take that back, I was guessing the wrong picture. I will guess 289.
Wanda Gene gbrown3993@msn.com

Penny from S.C. said...

125? My original 2 guesses were already taken!

Cathy44647 said...

my guess is 226.

Sallie said...

214. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Looks like 135 to me! Belinda (barnmace@msn.com)

Alice said...

I'm guessing 169. They all look amazing!!

Caro said...

I think there are 210 finished bow ties.

Carolyn Sands
casands1@comcast.net

MaryLu said...

I'm guessing 172. (I don't think that was taken yet.) Have a fabulous time in CA!

Anonymous said...

274!

And I think I'm glad I wasn't reading your blog regularly when you started that, or I'd be in the midst of yet *another* project, lol.

Have fun in San Diego!

-Melinda
lindy1026(at)aol(dot)com

Joni said...

I'll guess 186

Kathy Biggs said...

My guess is 139...I didn't get in on the start of the Cheddar Bow Tie challenge, but thinking this would be fun to start and slowly build on. It would be a good design to use for one of my grandsons.

dnquilter said...

my guess is 217.

piggy1004 said...

182 bowties

Vanya said...

370 - Enjoyed seeing you last week in Texas!

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JaneB said...

O.K. I did not read all the other posts, so I have no idea if this has been guessed already: 221. They are adorable. Love all the linkies and can't wait to see the finished product.

Gayle said...

188 sounds about right

Ebony said...

I'm guessing 152, 152 beautiful bowties, hahahahaha! *que thunder and lightning*

fancystitching said...

I'm thinking 184. They are really neat looking!

sunshineannie said...

My guess is 111. And I'm off to find that fabric!

Unknown said...

On hundred-fifty-nine cute little cheddar bowties.

That is 159....which must represent a lot of other things sewn if these were just done as leaders and enders! Just how many quilt tops/projects did you finish since starting these?

Michelle L. Momof11 said...

My daughter was signed in.....lets try this again! My guess is 159 pretty little cheddar bow-ties, which surely represent a lot of other sewing if they were only done as leaders and enders. Just how many tops have you finished while sewing these?

Sue's Stitchin' said...

I'm betting on 160

Anonymous said...

I'm going to say 380 bow ties!
Looks good...will have to try those too! almost have enough squares cut that I could start playing with this.
Elaine
stenbraaten at hotmail dot com

miriam said...

226 Cheddar bowties

Marge said...

My guess is 110. It took so long to check the other figures so I wouldn't duplicate a guess. Thanks Bonny, just finishing Orca Bay.

Marge

Beth in TN said...

387 is my guess!

Andee said...

161! They look great, thanks for the inspiration! (Your number one fan!)

Cindy said...

I'm thinking 173. Don't know if that was guessed yet!

Water Lilly said...

I'm guessing 212!

Water Lilly said...

someone said 212.....let me try that again.....213!

Teresa said...

I am guessing 94.

ritainalaska said...

270 pretty little bow ties blox in the basket :)

Smeek said...

Hi, Bonnie - My guess is 192. Thanks for the giveaway.

debbie said...

I am going to say 181 for my guess.

Anonymous said...

i'm guessing 186
barnier2@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

How about 181. Hopefully someone else didn't take that one. Rea@windstream.net

Anonymous said...

Bonnie,

I'm going to guess 309! Why? Because I can. lol

Love the beautiful charm pack.

Beth (beth9253@sbcglobal.net)

SubeeSews said...

I am guessing 310 because you are a power sewer.
WHOOHOO!
XOXOXO Subee

Kristy said...

It's really hard to remember what everyone else guessed by the time I got down to the bottom, and I had to change my guess about 5 times! :) So, here's hoping this isn't a repeat. How about 360?

Anonymous said...

msully24@sbcglobal.net

Hi Bonnie - I guess 143 bow ties in your basket! Keep up the good work. Mary

Genevieve said...

I guess...176. I dont think anyone picked that number.

Lisa said...

253 would be my guess. Good photo as it is hard to tell how deep the basket is!

ylrbmk said...

240 It's hard to tell how deep that basket is, but all I know is that it's a lot of work sewing all those bowties. It's neat to see all the guess.

Kim said...

I LOVE these bowties! I really am loving quilts with the cheddars in them, especially for fall quilts! I am going to guess 145.

JeanieG said...

I am guessing 171! The Charm Pack is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

You gave a hint, plugging along.... my guess is 88. Looking forward to a great new year.
qwlter4evr@comcast.net

Jittina said...

Wild guess... 277.

Anonymous said...

I think you have 115 of them finished. They look great love the cheddar!!

Anonymous said...

Forgot to add my name and e-mail sorry. I said 115.
Debbie dibbi@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am guessing that you have 158 bow ties there. I sure hope that I am right!

Frances

frances@robsonclan.net

Lisa said...

Hi Bonnie! I'd say 183 -- however many in that basket it's more than I have completed...but I will keep plugging along. ~~Lisa in Morro Bay, CA, USA

Margaret said...

My guess is 231 1/2.

Anonymous said...

191 is my guess.

virginiaracefan@verizon.net

Jeanne said...

My guess is 144!

Anonymous said...

I am guessing 222.
Mary
mburn@comporium.net

soren2go said...

I'm guessing 314.....just pulling a number out of the hat. Leslie lsoren30@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I guess 333 linsquilts@yahoo.ca

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing....517. Cindy
cprose@mymts.net
Fingers crossed...

Cat Herder said...

Oh how cute they are! My guess is 168 blocks in the basket! I hope no one else guessed that number! :)

Vickie in Cleveland

Maya said...

I'm guessing 494!
They look so pretty.

Terri in BC said...

My guess is 174! Thanks for the opportunity, Terri in BC

Betty said...

I'll guess 177.
Betty in VA
bettylooms@hotmail.com

cindyann said...

136 is my guess

Anonymous said...

Cute little cheddars! I'm guessing 273!

June
momabeel@rochester.rr.com

Lori said...

180
lakonarske@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

My guess is 230. Thanks for the Orca Bay mystery. It is a beautiful quilt. Susan vintagequilter@live.com

qltmom9 said...

I'll guess 141.

Lucy~

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scottylover said...

My guess is 264.
Sandy A

Stephanie D. said...

Well, it's probably not worth guessing at this point, but maybe, 274?

Peggy said...

I will guess low and say 64. That's a lot of leaders and enders! I love that yellow...

Beth said...

Bonnie - You really got me hooked on cheddar with this bow tie project, I am not doing the bow ties, but did start a project with cheddar fabric - I am really hooked
My guess is 262

miss jamee said...

232...missjameequilts@gmail.com

Carol said...

I'll guess 200.

Anda W said...

I'll guess 184 in your basket!?

awolk@rogers.com

Anonymous said...

Your ties are so cute. I'm guessing 112. sandi1100@yahoo.com

Leeann said...

My guess is 172

Anonymous said...

I don't think I saw 237 as a number. I will go with that number.

Karen
Boogabearw@cox.net

Anonymous said...

Whoops - just double checked my number. Just saw someone with my number so will change it by one to 238.

Karen
Boogabearw@cox.net

Cousin Jill said...
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paulette said...

311 is my guess! Love these little guys!!
paulette

Gail said...

Hey Bonnie,
I love the colors in that charm pack and would love to win it so I'm going to guess that you have 156 cheddar blocks finished. I'm guessing that number based on the pins that I can count in your basket and by the height of your basket. I know you always say to pin your blocks in groups of 10 so that they are easier to count, so I'm guess you did that too.
Thanks for the contest. It reminds me of guessing the number of jelly beans in a jar, when I was a kid, LOL.
Gail

Cousin Jill said...

173 is my guess. Good luck everyone!! Thanks Bonnie!!


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