Friday, September 17, 2010

September BOM

This is an easy Bow Tie pattern.  When you have made the four blocks, experiement with the layout.  If you turn the first and last block, you can make a wreath.

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.

1 comment:

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