Monday, May 25, 2015

Bow Tie obsessed

Since I started a quilt for my niece out of Bonnie Hunters book I have been having fun with the original simple bow tie block

First the tutorial

This tutorial block will be 12 1/2" square once completed 

I started with 3 1/2" squares /= 8 solid Kona white and 8 solid or read as solid prints

Add 8 - 1 1/2" square white kona solid with a removable line drawn diagonally to indicare the middle.  I used clover water solvable marker.

When stitching I like to be on the side of the line closest to the corner to make sure the point doesn't get lost.

I prefer to chain stitch as much as possible

Cut between threads and press

Start stitching them together in rows, again I chain piece


Now fabric choice changes everything, so does sashing

The first one is black and white with white and black. In the middle is two solids with white and lastly is a bow tie where the corner colors are four blocks of the same shade to make up the bow with matching pink triangles added to the cream print.  All look different once grouped in fours.

Depending on the fabric choice they look completely different, the last one has added frames with corner stones, doesn't the block look "fancy"?

Here is a WIP of my nieces quilt - here each bow is the same color of material only instead of doing a 3 1/2" as above each square I did is 4- 2 1/2" squares for each corner to make that corner 4 1/2" square. These blocks are 20" with framing and It is a Bonnie Hunter pattern.

Liking the bow tie, what about you?

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Off to sew,

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