Fancy Bow Tie Block
I saw an antique quilt a few months ago with a block similar to this.
Since I don’t know it’s true name I’ve named it fancy bow tie.
Today we’ll make this cutie.
I had fun going through my Thimbleberries cart today!
- 2 cream & green sqs. 2″
- 2 cream & green sqs. 1″
I used my “Lazy Susan” technique for the corners
by putting the cream 1″ squares on the corners
of the green 2″ squares & vice versa.
I trimmed away outside the 1/4″ line of the diagonal…
You know by now I know…
Press these seams toward the green fabric
so the seams will nest perfectly in the next step.
By the way I finally opened up my wool pressing mat.
I’ve been hearing nothing but good about them
(since 2 years ago at market
this my daughter Clare mentioned to me
when she saw me using it today…
who knew she was listening???).
I love it!
The fabric pressed even flatter than before.
BTW, I have these in 2 sizes on my website.
Arrange then sew the pieces.
I also used one of my new Magic Pins to pin the center seam.
Those little handles are so nice.
I pressed the last seam open
& took out the couple of stitches within the last seam allowance.
Are you tired of hearing me say that?
I really like the plaid version
& the star version reminds me of a cowboy shirt, lol.
It was my first block,
but the fabrics didn’t photograph very well,
so I made the cream/green block my step-out images instead.
Show us your blocks at my Sewing With Susan FB Group.
We want to see your progress too!
Just Keep Sewing…