Inspired by our own Dad’s bow ties, this cute Bow Tie Quilt is sure to please even the pickiest kid or teen.
This quilt uses quarter square triangles to make it fast and easy to piece together. Stitch it up in your favorite fabrics! It’s available in two quilt sizes Twin and Crib Size Baby Quilt.
A couple of years ago, I was brainstorming ideas for a quilt to showcase my Derby Style Fabric line. I needed a quilt for the quilt market and was stuck between two ideas. The first idea (which I eventually went with) was my Prize Ribbons Quilt; the second idea was this one, which I’ve named Dad’s Bow Ties.
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I loved the idea of playing around with bow ties all lined up in a row (like the bow tie print of the fabric line). I sketched out the pattern, then stitched a few blocks. I found a layout that I really liked and stitched about half of the quilt together. The project then got set aside as other commitments ended up taking precedence.
Quilt Pattern Details
Pattern includes instructions for both Twin and Baby Sized Quilts!
Twin XL Quilt is Approx: 65″ x 94″
Baby Quilt is Approx: 47″ x 57″
For Twin XL Quilt
For Bow Ties:
¾ Yard Fabric EACH of 4 different prints
Binding: ¾ Yard
Backing: 6 Yards
Baby Quilt Details
Over the last few months, I’ve been working on putting the pattern together. I designed the pattern in a Twin XL size (to fit on a dorm room bed); after I showed it to a friend, they remarked that it would be a cute quilt for a baby boy.
I loved the idea and decided to add the option to make the quilt in crib size, also!
I stitched up a top in the baby quilt size using some “boy” fabrics so you can see that the pattern can easily work for both genders. (I know it is a matter of opinion; boys don’t just need “blue” things).
This top is sewn from some of Allison Harris’ Hazel line of fabric with a bit of Cotton + Steel mixed in. It was a bit of a departure for me not to make something PINK, and I enjoyed the challenge *wink*. Now someone I know needs to have a baby boy.
I had my ever so trusty “quilt holder” (aka my husband) help me shoot a few photos of the quilt top.
Our cherry trees were such a gorgeous shade of pink that I snapped a few photos with my camera. I think it’s been months since I photographed something other than a quilt or blog project. I really need to remember to do that more often.
How to Get the Pattern
You can find the pattern in the PATTERN SHOP in PDF format and Print Format.