Bow ties have been all the rage the past few years, even withstanding the mustache obsession (which I’ve never understood), especially when it comes to babies! This quilt block would be very adorable done in many colors if you know of a little boy on the way.
Here’s the how-to for the Bow Tie Quilt Block:
Note: These measurements are for a 4″ block. Sew using a scant 1/4″ seam allowance.
- 1 rectangle 4 1/2″ x 1 7/8″ red
- 2 squares 2 1/2″ red
- 2 squares 2 1/2″ white
- 2 squares 1 7/8″ white
Use the 2 squares of 2 1/2″ red and white to create 4 Half Square Triangles (HSTs) trimmed down to 1 7/8″. Click here for my tutorial on how to make Half Square Triangles.
Lay out the Bow Tie Quilt Block:
Sew the HSTs to the white squares:
Sew the bow tie “flaps” on to the red rectangle: