Welcome to Day 5 with KTQ, French General and Kate Spain.
Bowtie BlockMy quilt-along block is a traditional bowtie block made with connector corners. Great method, but I prefer to make it even easier and add a little dimension to my blocks. Check it out:
Step #1 - Cut squares for 4-patches as stated. Sew light/dark squares together; press toward dark. So far, everything is just like the traditional block. Here's where we make it fun & easy.
Step #2 - Cut a matching 3/4" square on the bias for the center of the bowtie. Turn edges of a square ruler so the sides are at a 45 degree angle to the selvedge edges. By cutting this square on the bias, we can layer it on top of our pieced block and the edges won't ravel when the quilt is washed.
Step #3 - Positon the 3/4" square on the center of the 4-patch as shown; stitch about an 1/8" from the bias edges with matching or coordinating cotton thread. How easy is that?
Make the traditional block - or try my layered patchwork technique - for a simply charming addition to your quilt-along sampler.
GiveawayTell me what your favorite traditional - or not-so-traditional - block is for 3 chances to win -
1.Pheasant Hill fat quarter bundle
2. Dessert Roll
3. charm/mini charm combo - courtesy of Moda/KTQ.
Comments close at the end of the Blog Hop on March 4th.
I'd love to see pictures of your bowtie block. Send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Now let's go see what Barbara and Basic Grey are up to today.