Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Broken Arrows

For the last couple of days, I have been working on the Arrowhead blocks. I've been trying out something a little different in the lay out.

With two baby quilts in the works, I wondered how these blocks might look with sashing. So last night I set up six of the blocks and added some white sashing.

I really like the way the white breaks up the overall color in the blocks. I also think this might work beautifully to make a table runner using three blocks with a coordinating fabric for sashing.

One other little bit of information when you get ahold of the Quiltmaker magazine. They are having a Treasure Hunt. You can do it online, but if you have a copy of the November/December magazine, you hunt for this symbol ....
....find it on the website, and register for some really great prizes. One of which is a sewing machine!

Okay on to more blocks :-)

Happy Quilting!

25 comments:

Joanne said...

The arrowhead blocks look great with the sashing, they are pretty colours too.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I like the sashing and I agree....it breaks it up and you can appreciate the piecing a bit more.

Oh geez Joslyn....why put my name in the same hat as yours? I guess I beter go to the court and change my name to Joslyn so I can win too!!! LOL..a little teasing is good for the soul...but just a little bit :)

Smiles,
Kelly

quiltingnana said...

the sashing does give it a great look

Thelma said...

I could not agree more, the sashing is the way to go!

Thanks for the Treasure Hunt tip, it's news to me!

Quilt Hollow said...

Your blocks are wonderful!! I have to tell you that when my issue of Quiltmaker arrived I wasn't real impressed and set it aside...never really took a good look at this pattern. Now I have been seeing it pop up all over and am loving all the colorways quilters are using. Thank you for sharing your tutorial in the previous post...I'll now mark the page of this one for another one of my someday projects! But must admit...you ignite me to want to try a block ASAP!

andsewon said...

Sashing does add pizazz!
Pretty!

Phyllis in Minnesota said...

Sashing is definitely the answer. I spotted the techniue in Quiltmaker the day before you mentioned it and just had to try it. I made placemats with some coffee fabric from my stash. Keep in quilting!

Darlene said...

Wow, the blocks are fabulous - love the sashing.

Crispy said...

I love the sashing too. Such soft pretty fabrics in this project :0)

Crispy

Johnny Nutcase said...

i love those colors!

Madame Samm said...

oh sugar I really like this...arrowhead seems to be the wrong name for it...much more delicate than that...

Crunchy Diva said...

very pretty love the pink & white

Carrie P. said...

Very pretty blocks and the white sashing is perfect.

Shirleymac said...

Your quilt is looking great. I think most of it is the colours you chose. The sashing looks great with it. Thanks for the treasure hunt link. I just might try it.

Lori said...

Wow! I saw the directions and it looks like magic! Your finished blocks are rather magical too with the gorgeous fabric you used!!!

Becky said...

I love the sashing on your blocks. Great job! I've been looking for the Treasure Hunt blocks, too. I didn't realize their was a big prize. It was just fun looking for the blocks:)

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, You are so very talented and I love these blocks and the sashing. BTW, I finished the top for my autumn quilt and now will start hand quilting it tonight. It was so easy and quick-thank you so much for sharing the info with me. Have a wonderful night.
Hugs, Noreen

Valerie said...

Oh yes, I love the sashing! Perfect. I looked for that magazine last night but could not find it.

Allie said...

Those blocks are just beautiful, and yes I love the sashing - really sets them off!

QuiltSue said...

Your blocks are beautiful. They will make a lovely quilt or a table runner.

Joanne Lendaro said...

Beautiful blocks!

Susan said...

I LOVE these blocks, so beautiful! I think the white sashing was a perfect union.

Sandra said...

Thank you for sharing these blocks with the sashing. Thank you for your kind remarks on my blog.:)

Libby said...

Those blocks are beautiful!!! I think the sashing looks great!

Kathleen said...

The sashing really looks good... gives you a bit of rest as there's a lot going on with the blocks. And I agree with Madame Samm - they look too delicate for the name arrowhead!