I bet you all thought I was done making #jensfillerblocks. I did too!!! I couldn’t pass up posting this one as I’m in the middle of my 6.5″ bow tie quilt that I referenced in my Low Volumes series. It’s a very traditional block that has been around forever and is super easy to make.
Cutting for 1 block:
(2) 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ low volume
(2) 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ print
(2) 2″ x 2″ print
Draw a line down the center diagonally of each 2″ x 2″ print. Place the (2) 2″ x 2″ prints on top of one corner of each of the (2) 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ low volumes (LVs). Sew on the line. A note about directional prints: it is definitely possible to line up the prints so they go in the same direction, but it does require checking before you sew them to the LV’s.
Trim off the excess, and press. Lay out the block to make sure it is all facing the right direction and your bow tie corner pieces you just made end up in the right spot.
Sew together into a simple 4-patch and you are done!
2 thoughts on “#jensfillerblocks 6.5″ Bow Tie”
Look at you lining up those stripes so well. 🙂 I can’t wait to see your finished quilt!
It was purely accidental! Once I realized it could be close-ish, I went for it. I am pretty sure even if I tried, I couldn’t get stripes to match up purposefully. HA!