With the green light from Jolene (inspired from this quilt she made) I’m sharing a quickie tutorial for these fun little bow-tie blocks.
For each block start with:
4 background squares 3 ½" x 3 ½"
2 print squares 2 ½" x 2 ½"
Sew the print squares diagonally from corner to corner on two of the background squares, right sides together. I eyeball mine using my machine guides…but I suggest drawing a pencil line from corner to corner on the back of the print squares or using the tape trick.
Trim the corner leaving a ¼" seam allowance and press out.
Lay them out, sew right and left sides together, press towards the print triangles…then sew the top and bottom together.
The unfinished block should measure 6 ½" x 6 ½". For a baby size quilt like mine above…I made 42 blocks and laid them out in 7 rows of 6 blocks each. This is a fun way to use scraps and extra pieces of those solids you don’t know what to do with!
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