Monday, April 28, 2014

"FLYING" BY THE SEAT OF MY PANTS

Last year I came across this quilt that Emily had made. I had been piecing feather blocks for a couple of block exchanges so this really caught my eye.  Another block in there is the Arrow block that I thought was very cool. I saved the picture and tucked it away for future reference.

The other day, I decided to try piecing an Arrow block by just winging it. This was my inspiration fabric. My favourite combination of colour all on one piece  : )


My first attempt ended up in the garbage!

After that I sort of got the hang of it.



tail feathers, and the arrow


and the arrow head


The next one went much faster


.......and then there were three  : )


I really really like them. They turned out not too bad considering I did a sort of improv style.

Also, I took lots of pictures of the piecing so I'm thinking of writing up a tutorial?


Have a great week

27 comments:

Ellyn said...

these are fabulous! I would love a tutorial...

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

They are gorgeous and I love the quilt Emily made too!

Pam said...

straight to my heart xo

DIane Warburton said...

Which fabric are those text ones you've used here, please?

The arrows look great by the way :-)

Needled Mom said...

That is fabulous!

Fran said...

So clever! They are amazing.

Anne said...

Really nice. Makes me think of my son and Boy Scouts back in the day.

Patchwork and Play said...

You already know that I'd love a tutorial! I have the perfect project for these- they are wonderful!

Nancy said...

I love your arrows, Carla, and I think a tutorial would be fabulous!

Gina said...

I have been planning a feather and arrow quilt for a couple of months. That fabric is my favorite colors too and I would LOVE a tute!!!

Kim said...

Stitching by the seat of your pants certainly agrees with you, Carla!! Love these 'arrows'!! Colours and fabrics are perfect!! You go girl!!

W-S Wanderings said...

Wow - very, very cool! Your "winging it" sure is impressive. The colours and graphics are fabulous.

Lynne said...

Way to go Carla - they turned out great! I like the use of the low volume neutral fabrics behind the bright arrow colors.

Heather @ Winding Bobbins said...

Very nice, and good for you figuring it out yourself!

Dawn Hughes said...

Very nice Carla, love the fabrics, and you are amazing at winging it...bravo

einfach bunt said...

Beautiful!

cockney blonde said...

Love these. Unusual but very effective. Doesn't look like you've winged it at all, x

Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

Fantastic arrows Carla!

Carla said...

So fun! Yes to the tute!!

Carrie P. said...

cool! yes do a tutorial.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What cute arrows. Good job, just winging it.

mle said...

Those are fabulous! I'm pretty sure my first arrow ended up in the garbage as well, that's why there's only one in the final quilt LOL!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Yes, tutorial please! I really love your inspiration quilt.

Gramma Quilter said...

great blocks! fun to make eh!

Julie Crawford said...

that feather fabric is beautiful, and I love your arrows!

nettie said...

Love these! I made some arrows recently, but never came up with a good method so I abandoned it. Maybe I'll try again.

Staci said...

I ive the fabrics you used. Could you please share the main ones in which you used? Thank you! Beautiful quilt.