I was inspired to get a jumpstart on the holidays!
This 12.5" block will be part of a Christmas quilt...
The Bow-Tie is a simple block with lots of possibilities and sewn this way,
there aren't any needled corners that don't always look flat!
*Seams are 1/4" unless otherwise noted
For this block you need three fabrics:
Cut (8) 3.5" squares from the background
Cut (4 each) 3.5" squares from fabric A and B
Cut (4 each) 1.5" squares from fabric A and B
Draw a diagonal line corner to corner across each (8) 1.5" square
~ Place the small squares on the corner of a background piece
and stitch directly on the line.
~ Cut away excess fabric and press triangle tip up to form a square again
~Set the pieces together to form your bows
~ Stitch two squares into rectangles (8 total)
~ Press seams away from bulk
~ Stitch two rectangles to make small blocks (4 total)
~ Play around with layouts until you find the one you like best!
~ And stitch them together
~ Trim if necessary to 12.5"
Here are a few other possibilities-
A 13" mini-quilt
The photo below is of a quilt top found at an antique show in Idaho.
Someone had patiently hand-stitched the entire top,
then safety-pinned a name to it.
I have always wondered what the story of the top was before I found it.
I do know that after I brought it home to Alaska
a friend sent me fabric samples to pick out a backing
and I shipped it off to her in Oregon
where it was beautifully quilted.
When I went to visit, I picked it up and hand-carried it home on the jet,
sewed on the binding,
and we have enjoyed that quilter's work ever since!
I hope you tie up your work before the holidays!
Please stop by today other sites to enjoy their creations today:
Christmas cards will be mailed in July.....