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Anita's Arrowhead finished top

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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Storystitcher made Anita's Arrowhead finished top with:

Traditional Blocks Made Simple

Online Class

Traditional Blocks Made Simple

with Anita Grossman Solomon

  • Cotton fabric

Project Description

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.

Q&A with Storystitcher

Scheri Manson asked:
I love your additions!
Storystitcher answered:
Thank you!
Anita Grossman Solomon asked:
What a special treatment to create a border of familiar four-patches. Thank you for sharing!
Storystitcher answered:
Thanks, Anita. Now I can allow myself to look at the next lesson in the class. :-)
ChristmasEv asked:
I'm also working on an Anita's Arrowhead Quilt, and have found that my fabric choices sometimes mush together as well. I think of it as creating a new fabric! I think your quilt has an almost Amish feel to it, as the colors blend beautifully and appear to be almost solid. You have made a beautiful quilt, and I know that you will enjoy it. I agree with you regarding Anita's instructions, they should be followed to have a successful block! Love your quilt! Thank you for sharing it with us.
Storystitcher answered:
Thank you! Please be sure to share your quilt, too. (Maybe I need to raise my mush tolerance.)
pizzo52 asked:
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?
Storystitcher answered:
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.
Iminei asked:
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???
Storystitcher answered:
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: Best wishes with your quilt.

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