|Finished bow tie patch|
Then, I looked closer at one material -- those were not random splotches of white. They were top hats and canes -- the accessories dancer Fred Astaire would only wear with a tuxedo. The ties were no longer needed as only bowties belong with a tuxedo.
(You can see the images better on the back side of the fabric.)
I remembered bookmarking a free 3-D bowtie quilt tutorial. Find it at http://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/3d-bow-tie-quilt-block.html
|Back side of fabric|
You start with 5 patches cut the same size AND there are no Y seams. Here's the block half done. Strange right?
But that's what leads to the center of the bowtie having dimension and 4 "pockets." It would be interesting to make a patch for the center so the undersides were a complimentary color. But even this version is interesting. I think I'll use it the next time I help a beginner who wants to learn to piece but doesn't want a "boring 4-patch."
A finished piece in a wedding party's colors would make a nice gift -- especially if the details were embroidered in a white square.
The finished wall hanging is 10 inches square, stitched and quilted by hand in Greeneville, Tenn.
You can see how others interpreted the theme and vote for your favorites at Persimmon Dreams.
|Block half done. Unexpected, right?|
|Trying to show a pocket|