I like almost all pieced blocks, but Bow Tie is not a favourite. That diagonal square for the bow tie knot? All the other pieces have to be set in around it. It takes a long time to get it right and mine never quite lay flat when I'm finished.
I went to Carrie Hall's "The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt in America" (1935) to find a Bow Tie. It wasn't listed in the index so I searched through the black and white plates to see if I could find it. I did find it in Plate XVI - Hall calls it Necktie. Her description is of the pattern is not especially helpful.
There are two Necktie blocks in the Hall collection. This is the first one.
Now have a look at the second one.
Turning the bowtie blocks create a range of settings. If you check the Facebook page this week I will attempt to share a different layout every day.