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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Hi Carla! This looks gorgeus! And your photos are again fantastic! x Teje
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!
Your daughter was right to advise you to just keep going. It has turned out marvellously.
love it, great use of low volume for the background
oh I love this and the background is perfect! I like your extra Navaho inspired block - nice focal point with the arrows and feathers....
Beautiful, I love the arrows! Another great quilt!!
That's turned out really well. Love it, x
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. ;)
this turned out beautifully...you should be very proud of your quilt.
What a lovely piece Carla! This would win an award in an art show it is such an original piece! Just beautiful!!!
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"!
So beautiful. I love the effect of the feathers and Navajo inspired block mixed in with the arrows. So much life and motion.
I'm totally in love with your arrows! This is such a wonderful quilt.
Very cool. I like the inclusion of the Navajo motif. Awesome setting for the photo too.
It's fantastic. I love the use of low volume and how you integrated all the elements.
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!
I love it!
Love it! The Navajo feature and the little pink 'thing' at the top are great extras! Hand quilting to finish?!
All that fretting has worked a treat. Your flimsy really is a joy. Happy hexi-ing!
OMGosh....that is FABULOUS!!!!! I love it.
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.
Love, love, love this! So glad your daughter encouraged you to keep moving forward. Smart girl!
It's stunning! I can't wait to see it finished! (no pressure)
Oh, Carla, I love it. This would be a great quilt for me. Great job!
Absolutely love this! Great placement of arrows :)
What a stunning joint effort. I am so keen to do an arrow quilt now - keep up the inspiring work!
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.
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...
I said it on Instagram, but I just loove this quilt so much. Great work you joined it beautifully!
Absolutely stunning, Carla! I love the Navajo block you added too!
It is fabulous.
GORGEOUS! One day I would like to make this!
This is such a great quilt ! You have fabulous bee members to make such awesome blocks. Love the Navajo detail!
Great pics and fabulous quilt!
This is a beautiful quilt! Love it!
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!
How absolutely lovely! It's great!
Amazing!!!! Love it!
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.
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!
This looks fab! I love the pops of brightness against the low volumes :)
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!!
How beautiful Carla!! I made a couple of these neat blocks and really enjoyed the process!
Wow it is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the colors and the different blocks look so well together. Beautiful finish.
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.
This a gorgeous quilt and it is perfect!!
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?!
Do love the arrows. Adding the little southwest block in the corner was a great touch. Great photography!
I cant wait to see how you quilt this! Stunning!
Oh my goodness, Carla, this is stunning!!
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!)
This quilt turned out so wonderfully. I like the little additions like the siggy blocks and the touch of southwest Navajo rug motif.
What an awesome quilt and such a treasure with blocks provided by others. I really love the low volume backgrounds too.
It looks fabulous!
Glad you didn't scrap it. It's really a cool quilt.
Can't wait to read on and see how you quilted
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.
*********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 ; )
WOW!! absolutely stunning!!! Thats such a beautiful quilt!!
Is this your pattern?
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