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Anita's Arrowheads finished top

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Traditional Blocks Made Simple taught by Anita Grossman Solomon

Get piecing in no time with Anita Grossman Solomon's innovative techniques for cutting and assembling four classic quilt blocks.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional
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What materials did you use? Cotton fabric

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Follow ALL of Anita's suggestions. There is a good reason for every one of them.

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I think the way you set the blocks has made a wonderful quilt. I loved making the blocks and I have also set 12 blocks in a different setting. Hope to finish soon and post the picture.

07/26/2013 Flag

Beautiful...and very well done for actually making the blocks into something...I have too many blocks and 1/2 finished tops

07/29/2013 Flag

Wow, just beautiful. I ant wait to get home from vacation (can you believe it?) to try Anita's techniques. I wanted to try it here, in Switzerland, but guess what? The Swiss don't use liquid starch! Only spray starch. But I learned a new word! Wschestrke. Laundry starch. Anyway, I see some blocks seem to have Anita's low contrast that I never thought I could like. I'm a bright color girl. But now I see fabric differently because I have grown into low contrast prints. So, bravo! How did the starching workout for you?

08/01/2013 Flag

Having spent a little time in Switzerland, I must say that it would take an awful lot to make me want to hurry home! The starching is important because the block edges are all on the bias, and the starch works against stretching.

08/02/2013 Flag

Just got home to the land of air conditioning! As soon as my jet lag wears off .... Ill post when I have a sample block done.

08/09/2013 Flag

Love the freshness of the whole thing and the border is inspirational! I would love to add a four patch on point at 3 regular intervals along each border (to help with fabric costs, ie. less length required), could you tell me how you join the on point block to the strip???

09/13/2013 Flag

Hi, Iminei! This was the first time I did this, and I found it difficult to figure out, so I may not explain it very well. I wanted the four patch to measure 5 inches from point to point, so I did the math and figured out that my four patches had to measure just a speck over 3 1/2 inches finished, or 4 inches before attaching. That meant that each square in the four patch had to be cut at 2 1/4 inches. For the background setting, I needed squares that measured a speck over 4 inches too. These were cut in half to be added to the upper left side and lower right side of each four-patch. Oy! I was about to explain how to do the end of each border line, but I realized that this is about as clear as mud. I just wish that I could sit down with you, a pencil and paper, and some fabric. This link may help: http://www.quiltingboard.com/resources/article-51.html. Best wishes with your quilt.

09/22/2013 Flag