Well, we are going to say goodbye to half square triangles for awhile and move on to a new skill. I don't know what the "real" name for this skill is, but I call it corner to corner sewing and I am presenting it as a bridge into making flying geese next month. Plus, I love bow tie blocks. They are a fun block that I think everyone should know how to make (as an added bonus, they are as easy to make as cold cereal). :)
1. bow tie baby quilt, 2. Kaffe Fassett's Bow Tie Quilt, 3. Bow Tie Block, 4. Great Grandmother's Quilt--Red Bow Ties, 5. Bow tie quilt WIP, 6. Bow Tie Quilt, 7. Antique Bow-tie Quilt, 8. yellowbowtie 002, 9. Amy's Bow Tie Lap Quilt
For this block you will need:
8 - white 3.5x3.5 inches squares
2 - 3.5x3.5 inch squares in 4 different colors (8 squares total)
2 - 2x2 inch squares in 4 different colors (8 squares total)
Draw a line from corner to corner on each of the 2 inch squares.
Place the ruler 1/4 inch from the stitching line and trim away the excess corner fabric. Press open.
Now take some time to play with your blocks. You may want to lay them out like this...