There are three components to the Arrowhead block—flying geese units, squares and rectangles. These are all easy shapes for easy piecing.
• • • • • • • 16 fat eighths assorted prints
2/3 yard rust print
27/8 yards cream tonal
Backing to size
Batting to size*
Basic sewing tools and supplies
*Warm & Natural quilt batting from The Warm Company used to make sample.
From each fat eighth:
• Refer to Figure 1 to cut each fat eighth
into pieces listed. • Cut 1 (51/4") A square.
• Cut 4 each 27/8" D squares, 21/2" x 41/2"
E rectangles and 21/2" F squares.
From rust print:
• Cut 1 (21/2" by fabric width) strip.
Subcut strip into 9 (21/2") J squares. • Cut 7 (21/4" by fabric width) binding
From cream tonal:
• Cut 5 (27/8" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 64 (27/8")
B squares. • Cut 2 (51/4" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 14 (51/4")
Cut 4 (21/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 64 (21/2")
Cut 2 (41/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 16 (41/2")
Cut 2 (121/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 24 (21/2" x 121/2") I strips and 2 (51/4") C squares
(to total 16 C squares).
Cut 6 (31/2" by fabric width) K/L strips. • • • •
I love quilts that use many different fabrics without being out of control. The calm cream background tames the many fabrics used in this quilt and lets each block shine. The result is a quilt that is strong and graphic— perfect for a man’s quilt or for a modern home.” —Holly Daniels
COMPLETING THE BLOCKS
1. Mark a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of each B and D square.
2. Referring to Figure 2, place two B squares right sides together on opposite corners of one A square as shown in Figure 2. 3. Stitch 1/4" on each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line to make two A-B units as shown in Figure 3; press. 4. Place a B square on the unstitched corner of each of the two A-B units and stitch as in step 3 referring to Figure 4. 5. Cut apart on the marked lines and press to complete four A-B-B units as shown in Figure 5. 6. Repeat steps 2–5 with the remaining A and B squares to make a total of four matching A-B-B units of each fabric.
7. Repeat steps 2–5 with the C and D squares to make a total of four matching C-D-D units of each fabric referring to Figure 6. 8. To complete one Arrowhead block, select one H square and four G squares and four each matching E rectangles, F squares and A-B-B and C-D-D units.
9. Sew G to F and add E to complete a corner unit as shown in Figure 7; press. Repeat to make a total of four corner units. 10. Join one each A-B-B and
C-D-D unit to make a side unit as shown in Figure 8; press. Repeat to make a total of four side units. 11. Sew a corner unit to opposite sides of a side unit to complete the top row as shown in Figure 9; press. Repeat to make the bottom row. 12. Sew the H square between two side units to make the center row as shown in Figure 10; press. 13. Sew the center row between the top and bottom rows to complete one Arrowhead block referring to Figure 11; press. 14. Repeat steps 8–13 to complete a total of 16 Arrowhead blocks.
COMPLETING THE QUILT
Refer to the Assembly Diagram as needed for all steps.
1. Arrange and join four Arrowhead blocks with three I strips to complete a block row; press. Repeat to complete a total of four block rows. 2. Arrange and join four I strips with three J squares to make a sashing row; press. Repeat to make a total of three sashing rows.
3. Arrange and join the block rows with the sashing rows, beginning and ending with a block row, to complete the pieced center; press.
4. Join the K/L strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Subcut strip into two each 31/2" x 541/2" K strips and 31/2" x 601/2" L strips. 5. Sew K strips to the top and bottom, and L strips to opposite sides of the pieced center to complete the quilt top; press.
6. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 110.
7. Quilt as desired.
8. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 110 to finish.