By offsetting both the small triangles and the larger squares, this block turned out very surprisingly modern!
I chose an orange print, an orange solid to match and light gray. You can choose to use just two colors if that suits you.
From both the orange print AND gray, cut: 2 - ~5" squares
From the orange solid, cut 1 - ~4" square. Cut in half on the diagonal.
*Oversize alert! I didn't know how offset I wanted to make the bow tie, so I made the squares really big so I would have enough room to play.
|Lay out the block as it will look once it's sewn and join together in pairs, pressing away from the gray units.|
|This is what it will look like before being squared up. It's nice as it is if you want to leave it straight.|
|To trim it offset, I used my 6 1/2" square ruler and laid it at an angle. I played around with it first to get it to an angle I thought was pleasing. Then trim.|
If you are not immediately putting on the borders, you might want to consider stay-stitching around the edge until you do. (To stay-stitch, set your machine to the longest stitch size and sew around the edge of the block about 1/8". This will stabilize the outside edge and prevent stretching until you can sew it in the quilt.)