One day back in the spring I tried my hand at sewing some arrows. I was happy with how they turned out, so I wrote up a tutorial. When it was my turn to receive blocks from an on-line group I'm in, I asked them to make me either an arrow block or a feather block. After getting all my blocks, I arranged them on my design wall. I filled in the spaces between the blocks with low volume prints and made a couple of random blocks to complete the top.
|thank you Becca for allowing me to come into your beautiful barn to take pictures|
For the quilting, I gave it to the very talented Linda. She did some free motion swirls and gave it lots of texture. I love what she did!
For the backing I chose a print from the Cotton and Steel line. It had the right 'look'. The binding is a chicken wire print from my stash : )
Because I made this up as I went along, I am entering it in the 'original design' category of the festival.
**This quilt is a finish for the fourth quarter of the finish along too**
Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy all the other quilts in the link ups. Starting Now, you can nominate quilts for viewers choice and then vote for your favourite starting Nov. 1 : )
pieced by me and my bee mates
quilted by Linda King
48 x 61
linking to finish it up friday
Love this! Great job.
loving the arrows and i love BFQ xo
You know this quilt is a WINNER in my book!!!! I fall in love anew every time I see it :)
It's a gorgeous quilt!
Absolutely beautiful!!! I love it!
Hi Carla! Your quilt is gorgeus and the background is so perfect - once again! You are very talented making beautiful quilts and taking fantastic photos! x Teje
I love this quilt so much. All that low volume yumminess!
Gorgeous!!! I always love your photo shoots...
Your lovely quilt looks amazing in that beautiful barn...but where are the horses??;) 'Tis a beautiful design, Carla. The Mid Century Modern girls stitched lovely blocks and such a perfect arrangement from you. Wonderful choices for the backing and binding and yes Linda swirled those quilting stitches beautifully. You've got my vote!
Congrats on a visually stimulating and beautiful quilt! Best wishes in the festival!
Beautiful! Congrats on making something original too - not easy to do! You made some great fabric/colour choices too...
Your Arrow and Feather quilt is beautiful. I love it.
The variety of the blocks and the different backgrounds give this so much movement. Great job!
Beautiful! I love the colors of the arrows along with the low volume background.
Such a beautiful quilt! Love how you mixed everything together to give it a coordinated look.
This is so gorgeous - well done on a stunning finish!
Just an outstanding quilt.
I love everything about this quilt. It's stunning.
Lovely to see this again- really gorgeous! x
I have loved this quilt all along.
Love this! The combination of blocks is great, and I like how you pieced it all together. I'm also a fan of your binding and backing, it's so satisfying finding the perfect fabric to finish a quilt. Well done!
I love this quilt! Good luck in the festival :)
I love this quilt! Good luck in the festival :)
oooh, so pretty! good luck!
Such a gorgeous finish and another great photo location too.
gorgeous!gorgeous!gorgeous! I love this quilt, Carla! It was fun watching the progress on it.
Such a beautiful finish! I love the low volume background. And the quilting is such a compliment to this lovely design. Scrumptious!
Such a striking quilt! It is stunning. I love your attention to detail. And that barn, oh my! We are in the market for horse stalls and this is pure beautiful inspiration.
Such a great quilt Carla. Just love the way you put the whole thing together!!
Spectacular! Those points are perfection!
I really love your quilt!
Such a beautiful quilt. Every single detail is perfection. Good luck Carla!
I adore this quilt!! (I'm sure I have said that before?) And what a fabulous one to choose for submission!!!
Love this quilt, Carla! A couple of my sewing groups have used your arrow tutorial as well!
Love this! I've been wanting to try some arrows myself :)
How fun to pick out my arrow in your quilt. It is just an awesome, awesome quilt, Carla, and I'm proud to have added a tiny part to it. Love your backing, and, as always, your photo shoot!
This is really lovely! You did a great job pulling all our blocks together and love what you chose as a backing too!
This is such an amazing quilt Carla. There are so many great low volume fabrics in there and the quilting is beautiful. I love it in your new header pic.
I really love this quilt, and how all the elements came together. Good luck in the Festival.
I love the sort of block layout, your quilt is beautiful!
Definitely one of my favorites! So awesome and what a perfect setting to take quilt pics!
This is stunning. I'm so proud to have a little piece of "me" in your gorgeous and original quilt!
This quilt turned out beautifully, Carla. It makes me think of American Indians. I have to say: you find the very best places to photograph your quilts!
What a beautiful quilt! I love the combination of the arrows and the feathers. Your longarmer's quilting really worked to enhance them.
I love this quilt sew much. I can't wait to make some arrows and feather blocks with my stash. Thanks for the inspiration:)
This is awesome!! You are so very talented!! I'm honoured to be in a bee with you :)
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