Experimenting w Anita's Arrowhead Block

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I'm posting these blocks even though they're experiments (fabric colors and perfect seams aren't priority) ~ lol, 1 fabric even has an iron stain ;) What advice would you give someone starting this project? Grab some scraps and be curious. Take digital photos of the various layouts you come up with! The ideas are endless.

What you will need

  • 3 and 4 different (scrap) cotton fabrics for 1 block
  • the same tools as prior Anita's Arrowhead projects
  • digital camera to record various layouts while immersed in curiousity.

Q&A with JaneyQuilts

Diane C Cote asked:
Your experiment with black (or is it navy), white and red is a definite favourite of mine! Beautiful result.
JaneyQuilts answered:
Thanks. It's great fun!
Anita Grossman Solomon asked:
Your wanderings rock
JaneyQuilts answered:
Thanks, Anita ~ So does your method :)
Studio 3D asked:
Can you describe your initial layout of the fabrics so that Anita's method of sewing will produce these color blocks?
JaneyQuilts answered:
Sure, I'm happy to :) The 3-color block starts w one square of a single fabric and one square of 2 half square triangles (HST) sewn together. The 4 fabric block starts out with 2 squares, each made up of 2 HSTs sewn together. Treat these fabrics as you would the 2 Anita uses, following her same steps. Keep in mind that the look of your center 4-patch & setting triangles, among other units, are determined by the initial placement of the diagonal seam allowance of the HST(s). I hopethis makes sense ~ Thanks for asking and have fun!
Amispatzi asked:
What did you do? Start with HST? Very interesting, this class really sparks creativity.
JaneyQuilts answered:
For the 4-fabric ones, yes, I started w HSTs. I agree - I personally have found Anita's method to be an inspirational launching pad :) I do a lot of scrappy and crazy quilt-type work and even worked up an Anita's Arrowhead design that incorporates beginning w a solid square and a scrappy square! This class has been great fun for me :)

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