Friday, September 17, 2010
Directions for 12 1/2" Block
Cut eight 3 1/2" background (mauve) squares
Cut four 7 x 3 1/2" rectangles from print fabric
Cut eight 2 1/2" squares. These are for the center of the bow tie and can be the same colour as the rectangle or contrasting.
Place a 2 1/2" sq. on a corner of a background square, aligning edges. Lightly draw a line diagonally across the square and sew on this line. Repeat for all 8 squares. Trim fabric 1/4" from the sewn line on the side away from the background square. Open and press.
Cut rectangles in half to make 3 1/2" squares. Sew each of these squares to the joined blocks.
Tip: Place pairs of the joined block together so that the tips of each bow tie center are touching. (They will form an hour glass). Then place one background block above a joined square and one below to make a block. Sew sections together.
Repeat for remaining squares.
Sew sections together to make a 12" block.