11 February 2017

Christmas Bow

This is the third quilt block for the "Have a Jolly Little Christmas" quilt along!

All the details for the "Have a Jolly Little Christmas" quilt along are this page.

Christmas Bow is a 12" quilt block.

Made using traditional piecing methods.

Sew Fresh Quilts – Christmas Bow
Finished size of block is 12” x 12”

Fabric Require.
Single Block
3/8 yard
Dark Bow
1/4 yard
Light Bow
1/8 yard

Read through entire instructions before beginning.  Press all seams open as you go.

STOP: Stitch, Trim, Open & Press. To perform the STOP method, align a square (A) or rectangle (C) on the corner of the unit (B) with right sides facing together. Draw a diagonal line and sew along this diagonal line. Trim a ¼” seam. Finger press the seam open and then press with a hot iron. Pressing the seams open to reduce bulk is recommended.

Single Block
2 @ 2” squares
2 @ 2.5” squares
3 @ 2.5” x 3.5”
4 @ 3.5” squares
1 @ 3.5” x 6.5”
1 @ 4.5” x 6.5”
2 @ 1” x 3.5”
2 @ 1” x 5”
2 @ 1.5” squares
4 @ 2.5” squares
2 @ 2.5” x 3.5”
2 @ 2.5” x 5.5”
2 @ 3.5” squares
2 @ 3.5” x 6.5”
2 @ 3” x 5”
1 @ 2.5” square

Step 1:  Sew the Dark Bow (B) rectangle to the bottom of the Light Bow (H) rectangle, then sew the Dark Bow (A) rectangle to the end. Use the STOP method to add the Dark Bow (E) and (J) squares. Use the STOP method to add the White (D) square. Make one facing left and one facing right.

Step 2: Use the STOP method to add the White (E) square on the Dark Bow (G) rectangle. Make one facing left and one facing right. Sew these onto the top of the units made previously. Use the STOP method to add the White (J) squares. Sew the White (F) rectangle to the Light Bow (E) square. Arrange the units and sew together.

Step 3: Use the STOP method to add the Dark Bow (K) rectangle on the White (K) rectangle, then add the other Dark Bow (K) rectangle to the other end. Use the STOP method to add the White (J) squares on each end.

Step 4: Use the STOP method to add the Dark Bow (C) square on the White (F) rectangle, then to add the Dark Bow (E) square to the other end. Make one facing left and one facing right. Sew the Dark Bow (F) rectangles on top of these units and then sew the White (L) rectangle between them.

Step 5: Arrange and sew the units together to complete the block. Block should measure 12.5” square.

Here is my Christmas Bow block.

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Nancy J said...

I like the bow, and as I like making bags, this can go onto a pocket or the front. Such good instructions, I hope I can manage to get one done this week.

nealichundderdickeopa said...

Hello Lorna, thanks for the new pattern this morning :-)
This bow is beautiful.
Kind regards, Katrin

The Cozy Quilter said...

I will be making my bow block later this week. Thanks again for the pattern!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Your patterns are so gorgeous and graphically strong. Your tutorials are excellent. I am a little nervous to try them with my skill level on meeting up edges.

Little Quiltsong said...

Love this block!! I can see a whole quilt of these lovely bows - to be kept out till Valentines :)!! Thank you, Lorna!

sam said...

Good morning Lorna. This bow is awesome. Enjoying this quilt project so much. Thanks.

Mari said...

These are so cute Lorna! Love the bows!

Pauline Perry said...

The Bow is gorgeous - all of your designs are so pretty - thank you for this quilt along.
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