Cornerstone: Bow Tie Bridge

Another choice awaits you–will you take the detour over Bow Tie Bridge? These bow tie blocks are the optional cornerstone blocks for this round. Whether to add cornerstone blocks is completely up to you–choose what works best for your quilt!

NOTE: This is one post in a series of quilt-along posts. Start from the beginning with the first post {here}.

Each block requires two fabrics ( Fabric A and background) and finishes at 4″ square (4.5″ unfinished).

Makes four cornerstone blocks

Fabric A:

  • [8] 2.5” by 2.5” squares
  • [8] 1.5” by 1.5” squares

Background Fabric:

  • [8] 2.5” by 2.5” squares

Assembling the Block

First, we will create the Easy Corner Triangles (ECTs)

  1. Draw a line on the diagonal of the wrong side of (8) 1.5” squares (Fabric A). Place 1.5″ square in the bottom left corner of a background square with the diagonal line going from upper left to lower right, as shown.
  2. Sew on the line.
  3. Trim the corner, leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance, as shown.
  4. Press unit open (toward Fabric A)

Repeat to create a total of 8 units.

To assemble the block, join the four 2.5″ units as shown below.

Repeat to make a total of four cornerstone blocks.

The Bow Tie Bridge block finishes at 4″ square (measures 4.5″ square unfinished).

Kristin Esser

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4 comments on “Cornerstone: Bow Tie Bridge

  1. Blinkey says:

    I really like this block, in any size. I will make one, someday. Thank you for the post. I will use the measurements on this. Even putting 4 together would make a great block!!

  2. tricia53 says:

    This one looks like fun, Kristin!

  3. Rosemaryflower says:

    Kristen, this is a very cute block!!

  4. Renee King says:

    I love this pattern. I have only done the center block so far but I am making it in black and white. I’ll send a photo when it is done.

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