Random Sampler QAL – Arrow

August 6, 2013 § 5 Comments


This was supposed to be the July block but July slipped by so fast that before I knew what was happening it was already August.  I was inspired by the many arrow quilts that I’ve run across on Pinterest. Wouldn’t it be fun to make a quilt entirely of arrows?  I particularly like this scrappy one, this red one, and this contemporary one.

The size of this block is 6 1/2″ including seam allowances.


1. Choose two fabrics, a light and a dark.


2.  From the light fabric cut:

  • 2 – 2″ x 4″ rectangles
  • 2 – 3 1/2″ squares

From the dark fabric cut:

  • 1 – 3 1/2″ x 4″ rectangle
  • 1 – 3″ x 6 1/2″ rectangle


3.  Place the 3 1/2″ square light fabric on top of the 3″ x 6 1/2″ rectangle dark fabric with right sides together.  Match up the corners on one side.  Draw a diagonal pencil mark from the corner of the dark rectangle to the opposite corner of the light square.  Stitch along the pencil line.


4.  Trim away the corner leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance.


5. Press the seam open and trim off the excess from the 3 /2″ light square making the rectangle unit measure 3″ x 6 1/2″.


6.  Repeat steps 3-5 to the other corner of the 3″ x 6 1/2″ rectangle unit.


7.  Sew a 2″ x 4″ light rectangle fabric to each side of the 3 1/2″ x 4″ dark rectangle fabric, matching the 4″ sides of each rectangle.  Sew this unit to the arrow point unit to complete the block.


Voila!  Have fun and I’ll be back later with the last block of the Random Sampler.  Won’t it be fun to finish this one?  A non-quilting friend of mine came over recently and saw all of my blocks hanging on my design wall and she asked me, “Are all of those blocks supposed to go together?” I had to laugh…   I guess my challenge now is to try and find a way to make them all feel a little more cohesive.

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