Several years ago as my grandmother was going into a nursing home for alzheimer's patients, we were going through her house dividing up all of the odds and ends. I found these bowtie blocks in a drawer and no one wanted them. I put them away and just recently decided to put them together. The thing that made me get them at the time was that one of them (the bright pink one) was a leftover from a quilt that she made me the first time I was married which was over 28 years ago. At the time we were dividing things up, I did not even quilt or own a sewing machine. The quilt is baby size so I will save it for my first grandchild if I ever have one. He or she will have a quilt made from blocks that his or her great great grandmother pieced. This is the first quilt that I quilted on my new longarm.