Monday, August 4, 2014

AN ARROW FLIMSY

Finally, this top is done! Back in May it was my turn to receive blocks from the Mid Century Modern group I am in. I asked them for arrow blocks using my tutorial. If they wanted, they could send a feather block instead.  I arranged and re-arranged and fretted over the layout of this quilt. I asked certain family members their opinion so many times, that they started to hide when they heard me calling their names........

Anyway, this is the layout I decided on


I was a bit concerned while filling in the background with low volume fabrics that it might be too busy. I nearly scrapped the whole thing, but my daughter said "Mom just keep going!"


Now that it's together I'm quite pleased with it and really glad I did      : )


Some of the ladies sent me signature blocks and I found a way to include them


Carla sent me this little arrow and I just had to include it too


I did a google search of Navajo rugs and this pattern was in one so I made a block using half square triangles just to give it a little something extra


I haven't a clue how I am going to quilt this, but for now I'm going to work on something more mindless----like hexagons  : )

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60 comments:

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Carla! This looks gorgeus! And your photos are again fantastic! x Teje

Marie said...

I love the quilt flimsy, it's so different and artsy! Now that is a modern quilt, if I do say so myself, so much interest to find, I just want to keep looking and looking at it! good job, Carla!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Your daughter was right to advise you to just keep going. It has turned out marvellously.

Peach Patch Quilts said...

love it, great use of low volume for the background

Debbie said...

oh I love this and the background is perfect! I like your extra Navaho inspired block - nice focal point with the arrows and feathers....

Leah said...

Beautiful, I love the arrows! Another great quilt!!

cockney blonde said...

That's turned out really well. Love it, x

Katja said...

I love the random extra blocks. I love the setting. I love the quilt. Gorgeous, beautiful, incredible. Can't wait to have it in the shop. ;)

Wendy said...

this turned out beautifully...you should be very proud of your quilt.

2 Good Claymates said...

What a lovely piece Carla! This would win an award in an art show it is such an original piece! Just beautiful!!!

Katherine said...

Looks fantastic, Carla! Love the LV mix with the feathers and arrows. You were so right to include that Navajo inspired block. It is the perfect "something extra"!

Sheryl said...

So beautiful. I love the effect of the feathers and Navajo inspired block mixed in with the arrows. So much life and motion.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm totally in love with your arrows! This is such a wonderful quilt.

Karyn said...

Very cool. I like the inclusion of the Navajo motif. Awesome setting for the photo too.

Afton Warrick said...

It's fantastic. I love the use of low volume and how you integrated all the elements.

CitricSugar said...

I am enamoured with how this has turned out so far... I kept seeing all the blocks pop up around the web. All the low-volume backgrounds work so well (always a bit of a risk in a bee) but then, you've got an exceptional group of ladies in yours.

I have no idea how you're going to quilt that but I'm sure looking forward to seeing what you do with it!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love it!

Patchwork and Play said...

Love it! The Navajo feature and the little pink 'thing' at the top are great extras! Hand quilting to finish?!

Kim said...

All that fretting has worked a treat. Your flimsy really is a joy. Happy hexi-ing!

Needled Mom said...

OMGosh....that is FABULOUS!!!!! I love it.

Nicole G said...

What a great quilt! I loved seeing bits and pieces of it on your blog over the last while. You did a fantastic job putting it all together. It has great balance. The extras complement the rest perfectly.

Jackie said...

Love, love, love this! So glad your daughter encouraged you to keep moving forward. Smart girl!

Ella said...

It's stunning! I can't wait to see it finished! (no pressure)

Carla said...

Oh, Carla, I love it. This would be a great quilt for me. Great job!

Anita said...

Absolutely love this! Great placement of arrows :)

NickiJ said...

What a stunning joint effort. I am so keen to do an arrow quilt now - keep up the inspiring work!

Donna quilts said...

It turned out great! I can understand how the placement of the blocks would be a challenge - you did a great job. Love your backdrop for the photo too.

andrea @ tideline quilts said...

What a fantastic quilt! I just love it...the feather pattern has intrigued me from the first time I saw it - and now that I've seen your beautiful quilt I defs have to make one of my own! Thanks for sharing...

Kate said...

I said it on Instagram, but I just loove this quilt so much. Great work you joined it beautifully!

Heidi Staples said...

Absolutely stunning, Carla! I love the Navajo block you added too!

Katie said...

Amazing

Libby in TN said...

Very nice.

ruthsplace said...

It is fabulous.

Jayne said...

GORGEOUS! One day I would like to make this!

dutchcomfort said...

This is such a great quilt ! You have fabulous bee members to make such awesome blocks. Love the Navajo detail!

Rosa said...

Great pics and fabulous quilt!

Lisa said...

This is a beautiful quilt! Love it!

OPQuilt said...

This is soooo fabulous! Of course, I'm such a fan of your quilts and this is another one that turned out so beautifully. (I still need to make that other one from last year--will add this one to the list now too.)

Thanks for showing us how our blocks all turn out--it's really fun to see them!

Elizabeth

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

How absolutely lovely! It's great!

MsMidge said...

Amazing!!!! Love it!

Linda said...

I can't stop looking at it - I like everything about it. The low volume against the bright colors is so attractive, and the arrangement is perfect.

Georgi said...

This quilt is GORGEOUS!! and your daughter was right ~ those low-volume fabrics in the background really add a little somethin-somethin to the quilt. Very inspiring!

Janine said...

This looks fab! I love the pops of brightness against the low volumes :)

Mary Huey said...

your daughter was right -- lovely quilt -- I so admire all the feathers/arrows I see but just can't let myself start another project so thank you for sharing yours!!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

How beautiful Carla!! I made a couple of these neat blocks and really enjoyed the process!

Martha said...

Wow it is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the colors and the different blocks look so well together. Beautiful finish.

Debbie said...

Fantastic...so glad you kept at it with this one. Quilt the background with a all over type pattern maybe and just out line the feathers and arrows.

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

This a gorgeous quilt and it is perfect!!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I love love LOVE this quilt! You did an amazing job. And the Navajo block is the perfect addition. Did I mention that I LOVE this quilt?!

Shauna said...

Do love the arrows. Adding the little southwest block in the corner was a great touch. Great photography!

Beth Riddick said...

I cant wait to see how you quilt this! Stunning!

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Oh my goodness, Carla, this is stunning!!

Carla said...

How many ways can I say "I love this quilt!" ? Too many to count!! I'm proud to have a tiny part in it! (Oh, and that littlest arrow is from Yours truly!)

Anne said...

This quilt turned out so wonderfully. I like the little additions like the siggy blocks and the touch of southwest Navajo rug motif.

Liz said...

What an awesome quilt and such a treasure with blocks provided by others. I really love the low volume backgrounds too.

quiltmania said...

It looks fabulous!

Carla said...

Glad you didn't scrap it. It's really a cool quilt.
Can't wait to read on and see how you quilted

Fridayand Gurls TheManitobaKrew said...

This is one of the most stunning quilts I have ever seen. I think its so beautiful. Would love to know how you made the arrows and feathers, just gorgeous.

Carla said...

*********hello Friday. You really need to put an e-mail address on your profile page so people can get ahold of you ; ) I hope you see this.
There is a tutorial for the arrows on my blog on May 1 2014. Enjoy making your quilt ; )

Jessica said...

WOW!! absolutely stunning!!! Thats such a beautiful quilt!!