Sunday, January 3, 2016

366 Mini Bow Tie Quilt Block Challenge

Are you doing the Bow Tie Challenge?  I am.

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.

Background fabric: 
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.

This is going to be fun!

I invite you to join in on the fun too!


Bow Tie Challenge Group


Maria said...

No no no ! Nearly joined in but I am trying really hard not to sign up for new things till I get some of my long term UFOs done.
Must say your bow tie blocks will make a great quilt.....

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Enjoy these little wonders - Made tons of Bow=Ties just this way 2 years ago using up a bolt of cheddar for the background.