Last summer I began to make very small bow tie blocks, each finishing at 2″. The idea was to make enough bow ties to make a large lap quilt…but really, these little bow ties weren’t a lot of fun to make! I counted them, and had 140 made. Now what to do with them?!
I started playing on EQ, and realized that 140 2″ bow ties make a very small quilt! What else could I do? There are many ways to set bow ties, individually or as a a set of four, and a lot of alternate blocks that work to make a bigger quilt. This is what I finally came up with! Because it had to be set with an odd number of rows, I had to either make it one size and have about 40 leftover bow ties or make it a bit bigger and make 40 more bow ties, lol. I went with making 40 more bow ties, and the quilt finishes at 40″ x 40″. I’m still not sure how much I like it, but I am glad that I did a setting that wasn’t a little different.