This challenge coincided with a series of 12" bowtie quilts that I have begun. They are all centered around the idea of RSVP -- Black Tie, Business Attire, Western Dress (many good parties when the rodeo is in town), Casual, White Tie, etc. So why not a block for a Mardi Gras party in golds, purples and greens. I do like the puffiness of the center from the the many seams in the bow knot. I first learned to make the bowtie block with the 3D center and have never made it with the more traditional flat piecing. I am leaning toward using some fluffy polyester batting for this one - Nothing flat and sedate like Business Attire.
I will send a picture when the piece is complete.
Cheers, Elizabeth W