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I'm suppose to be working on a new quilt Earth Tones (2nd version).  I have 72 blocks finished and need 90. 

However, I got distracted by this Bow Twist block.  I saw a photo it on Anita Grossman Solomon's blog.  With different variations.  No instructions.  But, I think I have it figured out. 

1) Stack 4 fabrics.  Cut all 4 fabrics at the same time (10" squares).    2) with a 3.5" square template I marked all four corners with a tick mark (ink pen was handy).  I used the tick marks to cut 4 corners in the stack.  3)  Moved the corners out of the way and cut the big center into 4s.  By the way, I turned the lighted fabric over, and used it to draw some lines (for cutting references).  Note: I ended up not using the diagonal lines I drew.  
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Sifting through the pile of cuts, I put together (4) blocks.  
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Using scant 1/4" seam allowance, reduces the 10" square to 8.5" once the bits and pieces were sew back together.

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The beauty of this block is, you can trim it down to 8 inches if seams are a little less than accurate.  
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I love the speed of the Singer 301.  Smooth as can be.  Fun sewing today.
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I felt like I had to use up those 8.5" square Bow Twist blocks.  Before the afternoon finished, I came up with this.  The purple yo-yo's and lined prairie points make it busy.  Dang--I'm gonna make a quilt out of this one.  Fast project. 

Here's a sample of what I was supposed to be working on . . . the Earth Tones 2 quilt.

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Well, I better get off the computer.  DH Jon is standing behind me, waiting, being impatient.  He wants his computer, now!



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Beautiful fabrics!  That block reminds me of an antique doll quilt I saw listed a few days ago:

https://sarasota.craigslist.org/clt/d/sarasota-handmade-antique-doll-baby/7102331730.html
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Beautiful fabrics!  That block reminds me of an antique doll quilt I saw listed a few days ago:

https://sarasota.craigslist.org/clt/d/sarasota-handmade-antique-doll-baby/7102331730.html


Thanks for showing me that antique doll quilt.  Yeah, it is the Bow Tie block.  Hmmmm, I've never made one though.  The Bow Tie block is darn cute.  



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Your bow twist block is new to me, too!  Reminds me of an hour glass block.  The little sampler quilt looks all decked out - just needs a judge's blue ribbon!
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Bow Twist block is interesting.  I really like your fabrics.

I make 3D bow tie blocks, they are much simpler than bow tie blocks that Chaly showed.
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What s lovely wall hanging, Linda! Your Earth tones quilt blocks have a very warm, comforting look, like a hug from an old friend.
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Hi Lori. It is not a wall hanging. It is the center of a new queen size quilt I am building.
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Even better, Mrs D. It is lovely!
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