You make one Bow Tie Quilt Block a day. There are 366 days in 2016. Or you can make 7 blocks in one day for the week. Whatever works for you. You can make them any size.
There is a facebook group for posting photos of your Bow Tie Quilt Blocks. Bow Tie Challenge Group. Just ask to join.
I am going to make mine 4 1/2" Quilt Blocks. At least the first ones. I plan to use scraps from quilts I have made over the years and quilts I will be making this year.
Here's how I made mine:
Bow Tie fabric:
2 1/2" squares and 1 1/2" squares - 2 of each.
2 1/2" squares - 2
I am using an assortment of creams and whites and tans.
Stitch the centers of the bow tie first and trim away the excess. See photo.
Stitch as shown in photo.
Open and then stitch as shown in photos.
Open and press/iron.
I made them both on Saturday, January 2nd. I needed to make 2.
I pinned them on a bulletin board to help me remember to make one each day.
I have been cutting creams, whites, and tan fabrics for a while to get ready.
Yesterday, I cut the blue pieces for the Bow Tie fabric for today, but I did not sew it together. I will sew two of them on Monday.
I invite you to join in on the fun too!
Bow Tie Challenge Group