a quilt block ~ complete!

I am dipping my toes into the world of quilting and thought Karen at Sew Many Way's Block of the Month Club sounded low pressure and a great place for me to learn how to piece.  Karen is known for giving detailed step-by-step instructions and lots of photographs and her Bow Tie Block instructions did not disappoint.

As an aside here, I was thrilled to figure out how to add websites to my iPad's 'reader' so I could look at, read and re-read, enlarge photos with a flick of the fingers and not have to worry about being online and re-loading pages!  It was perfect as I worked slowly through each step.... iPad by my sewing machine.

Karen wrote the post for this Bow Tie block back in February, so to say the least 'I'm behind', but that's okay.  Piecing blocks are a new learning experience for me, though through the years I've done lots of other types of quilting - just not 'blocks'. 
One of my problems is matching colors and prints.  Still not sure I'm happy with what I've chosen here, but we'll see as the other blocks are made.  I'll be using the same fabric throughout.  I actually had to go out and purchase fabric just for this project as I realized I don't have a proper 'stash'.  Need to work on that!  :)

This block should measure 12 1/2" square.  Hmmmm.... looks like a 12 1/8" here....
....and right at 12" here.   Oh well.  I'm still pleased and will just have to figure out how to pull it all together.... later.
The next block in her series is Linoleum, so that's up next!

Oh, and by the way, the 2013 Pets on Quilts Show has begun over at my sweet friend's Lily Pad Quilting blog.  She has terrific prizes to win and lots of beautiful entries showcasing adorable cats and puppies.  Last year there was one quilt showcasing a horse that blew me away.  No quilt for me to enter, but maybe next year I'll have something!
Hope all is having a good day!

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