A Quilt Along, My Life

1-A-Day, 3″ Blocks — Fancy Bow Tie

  Fancy Bow Tie Block

I saw an antique quilt a few months ago with a block similar to this.

Since I don’t know it’s true name I’ve named it fancy bow tie.

Today we’ll make this cutie.

I had fun going through my Thimbleberries cart today!



  • 2 cream & green sqs. 2″
  • 2 cream & green sqs. 1″


I used my “Lazy Susan” technique for the corners

by putting the cream 1″ squares on the corners

of the green 2″ squares & vice versa.

I trimmed away outside the 1/4″ line of the diagonal…

You know by now I know…


Press these seams toward the green fabric

so the seams will nest perfectly in the next step.

By the way I finally opened up my wool pressing mat.

I’ve been hearing nothing but good about them

(since 2 years ago at market

this my daughter Clare mentioned to me

when she saw me using it today…

who knew she was listening???).

I love it!

The fabric pressed even flatter than before.

BTW, I have these in 2 sizes on my website.

Arrange then sew the pieces.

I also used one of my new Magic Pins to pin the center seam.

Those little handles are so nice.

I pressed the last seam open

& took out the couple of stitches within the last seam allowance.

Are you tired of hearing me say that?

I really like the plaid version

& the star version reminds me of a cowboy shirt, lol.

It was my first block,

but the fabrics didn’t photograph very well,

so I made the cream/green block my step-out images instead.


Show us your blocks at my Sewing With Susan FB Group.

We want to see your progress too!


Just Keep Sewing…


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