It has come to my attention that I put the wrong measurement on the squares for the bow ties. I left my notes down in my sewing room so I went of my memory and that was wrong. I apologize. I thank Cathy for bringing it to my attention.
I wanted to let everyone know as soon as possible. The squares should be cut 2″ not 2 1/2″. I hope I haven’t caused too much grief. That you will still trust my future instructions and continue to play along with the sew in. Once again I am so sorry. If you have already made your bow tie blocks and don’t want to bother making more in the correct size. Then sew the bow ties into 2 rows of 8 and 2 rows of 10 and add to your quilt as instructed before. Then add a 2 1/2″ border. I’ll make instructions for both styles next month. Once again I am so sorry. I know I should not do instructions when I’m not feeling well (between my toe and the bad cold I received from my visit to instacare.) But I said I would post instructions on the second Friday and wanted to keep my word. I apologize for the mess this has made and will do everything in my power to correct it.
That explains why my 10 and 12 bow tie rows were too long. I couldn't figure out what was wrong. So I made it work by using 8 and 10 bow tie rows instead, and by adding a 1" border before them to the top. Actually, I really like how it looks, so all is good. and I have a few bow tie blocks to start a new quilt with or use on the backing. 🙂
What should the outside measurement be now?
Your outside measurement should be 36 1/2".
It's just so dang pretty! 🙂
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