Monday, October 24, 2011

Design Wall Monday - Oct 24

There isn't much on my design wall this week.  I've been focusing on finishing my pink quilt, and the baby quilts I made last week.  I did manage one block this week, for the block lotto (blue & cream).  This was a neat block, made from 2-8" squares.  I wish I could remember where I found the tutorial, but I haven't been able to retrieve the link, unfortunately.  Very easy block to make.

The other is last month's block from the Bloggers Block of the Month.  That one is up because the next block is due out on Tuesday and I can hardly wait!

On the left you can see my stash shelves.  I'm almost 1/2 done washing, ironing and folding all that new fabric.  Hidden in there somewhere is the rest of the fabric for the BOM - I guess I need to find that before tomorrow.

Check out Judy's blog to see what other quilters have on their design walls.

Editted to add:

Michele and Denise both recognized the block, and helped me find the original tutorial. It's from Quiltmaker Magazine - Anita's Arrowheads. For a limited time (I don't know how long) the tutorial is available here


  1. Great blocks. The blue and white one really looks crisp.

  2. I recognize that blue and cream block!

    It's Anita Grossman Solomon's version called "Anita's Arrowhead" from her book "Rotary Cutting Revolution."

    The pattern (with her unique technique for construction) appeared in Quiltmaker magazine (Nov/Dec '10 issue).

    Follow the links via Anita's blog to the free download.

  3. I do love that arrowhead block! Originally I found it in the November/December 2010 edition of Quiltmaker Magazine. I recall seeing an online tutorial for it, too -- but I can't remember where. A quick google search for "arrowhead block tutorial" reaped lots of promising leads! :)

  4. I knew somone would find it :) I've updated the post with the direct link to the (limited time) tutorial download.

  5. Yes, that is a neat block and easy to make the way Anita showed. I've made several. Now, I need to try some other blocks from the book since I had to get it too. Thanks for sharing. B.

  6. Nice block. It looks like a fun technique.

  7. Love the blocks. The blue and white is great.

  8. I like your blocks. I'm doing the Blogger's BOM too. Love your colors.

  9. I love the arrowhead's one of my all time favorites!