Back in the 90's Mom sent me a sample block that was a three dimensional bow tie. I came across it in my sewing cabinet a couple of months ago, and thought I still might do something with it someday. I even thought about showing it on the HGTV quilting boards, and telling them how it was made...if I could ever figure out the directions since it's been so long since I made one.
I'm glad I held off on showing it on the message boards. I read a post about ten-minute blocks that has apparently been on quite awhile, but I hadn't gotten around to opening it. Lo and behold, it's the same block, just on a much larger scale. This new version uses 10" square blocks, and the earlier version used 4" squares. I liked the larger version, and after seeing the video explaining how they go together, I ordered the book by Suzanne McNeil.