Tuesday, August 17, 2010
BOW #11 Bow Tie
The quilt shown at the end of this post was made "the hard way" (with what's called a Y-seam, when you have to turn a corner in the middle of a seam) but you can do it more easily. Let's do it that way.
For a 12" finished block you'll need:
(2) 6-1/2" dark squares
(2) 6-1/2" background squares
(2) 3-1/2" dark squares
On the wrong side of the smaller dark squares draw a diagonal line, corner to corner. Place one of these squares, right sides together, on a corner of a background square. Make sure the small square is placed with the drawn line as shown below. Sew on the drawn line.
Now sew the 4 pieces as shown below, and you have a Bow Tie! You can play with the proportions, if you like: make the small squares smaller and your tie will be tied a little tighter, with a narrower tie.