Assemble Bow Tie Blocks
1. Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on wrong side of each assorted medium or dark print 3⁄4" square.
2. Align a marked medium or dark print square with one corner of a cream shirting 1-1⁄4" square (Diagram 1; note direction of marked line). Stitch on drawn line and trim seam allowance to 1⁄4". Press open attached triangle, pressing seam toward darker print, to make a corner unit. The corner unit should be 1-1⁄4" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second matching corner unit.
3. Referring to Diagram 2, sew together two corner units and two matching medium or dark print 1-1⁄4" squares in pairs. Press seams away from corner units. Join pairs to make a Bow Tie block. Press seam open. The block should be 2" square including seam allowances.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make 48 Bow Tie blocks total.