little bow tie quilt captured the interest of so many who visited the Sisters quilt show? I wonder if anyone bought the quilt?
I thought and thought about how to make my bow tie blocks. I tried machine piecing them with triangles and hand piecing with traced shapes. Then I wondered what would happen if I made a four patch and appliqued the center square. This would be the best of both worlds because I like to machine piece simple shapes (like squares) and I love to applique. So this is the method I have landed on. It gives me a bit of a raised effect for that center square which really reminds me of the bow ties my dad used to wear.
I have four done ( while listening to an audio book this morning) and 12 more ready to applique. My blocks are finished 3" and I am making just a small quilt for the wall.
Bonnie, Lori, and Randy are also making these blocks. Check Bonnie's post for a different technique.