VINTAGE BOWTIE SEW ALONG: WEEK 3

Welcome to week 3 of the VINTAGE BOWTIE FANCY SEW ALONG! I have seen SO MANY of your fabric choices and your first set of blocks and some of you over achievers making LOTS and LOTS of blocks… and it has been so fun to watch all of the progress in our Facebook Group and on Instagram.

So glad you guys are enjoying this Sew Along!

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SCHEDULE

THIS WEEK: MAKE (20) MORE BLOCKS

Be sure to visit LAST WEEK’S BLOG POST for lots of tips on piecing your bowtie units. This week, we are going to focus on various setting options!

But first, a few progress shots from Susan’s orange bowtie blocks for week 3. Aren’t they dreamy?!

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LAYOUT OPTIONS

In the STRAWBERRY GARDEN book, we have a straight layout, as shown below.

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The best part about these bowties is the fun secondary patterns they can create by changing the block directions. Check out a few additional setting options we came up with!

RADIATE

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X’s & O’s

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The next (3) setting options involve adding sashing, so you will have to do a bit of quilty math to calculate your additional sashing pieces and fabric requirements.

TRADITIONAL SETTING WITH SASHING

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RADIATE WITH SASHING

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NINE PATCH WITH SASHING

So many different ways to set these simple little blocks. Do you have a favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

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THANK YOU

Check back on Thursday for our FIG FRIEND FEATURE…Anna Dineen with her DAISIES IN A ROW TABLERUNNER (pg. 84).

Happy Sewing!

-Joanna

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