Bow Tie Quilt

This was first published over at Suture for a Living on January 5, 2008.

This is a quilt I made from my friend Verne McConnell’s bow ties. Usually bow tie quilt blocks are pieced, but I took advantage of the bow tie’s shape and appliqued the ties onto a fabric block. The alternating “dark” blocks are from wool blend suiting fabric. You can find a pattern for the traditional bow tie quilt block here.

If you look at the basic form of a bow tie, you can see that a “tie” of the one end can be formed and then a short piece of the straight back band can be used to cross the center of the “tie”. This makes it look “tied” rather than just a piece of fabric appliqued onto another piece of fabric. Then the remainder of the straight pieces can be used to make the accent stripe around the quilt.


About rlbates

plastic surgeon who quilts, loves family, dog person, walks/jogs, a work-in-progress
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