1.23.2015

How to: Double Arrows Quilt Block - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks

Today's quilt block is:
Double Arrows

This block started out as a totally different design, and in totally different colors, but then it evolved, and turned to this, and I love this! I am digging this color scheme right now, like really digging it. So I had to draw another block in blue and gray.

Cutting:
(this block will finish at 12"x12" square)
Blue fabric - 4 - 3 1/2"x3 1/2" squares
1 - 7 1/2"x7 1/2" square
White fabric - 4 - 3 1/2"x6 1/2" strips
4 - 3 1/2"x3 1/2" squares
Gray fabric - 4 - 3 1/2"x3 1/2" squares
1 - 7 1/2"x7 1/2" square
Sewing:
Place one gray and one blue 7 1/2"x7 1/2" square right sides together.
Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner, on the wrong side of the fabric.
Stitch 1/4" on the both sides of the draw line.
Cut on draw line.
Press toward the dark.
You will now have two half square triangle units.
Place the two units together, right sides together, this time make your seams butt up together, but make sure the blue and white fabrics are facing opposite colors.
Draw a diagonal line, opposite direction from your previous stitch line.
Stitch 1/4" on both sides of the draw line.
Cut on draw line.
Press.
This will yield two hour glass units. You only need one for the center block.
Square up the hour glass unit to 6 1/2"x6 1/2"

Next you will make four flying geese units, you will need two blue and white units and two gray and white units.
(NOTE: The blocks you will be making, the fabric placement will be opposite of the illustrations below.)
Place one blue 3 1/2"x3 1/2" square on top of one white 3 1/2"x6 1/2" rectangle, right sides together.
Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner.
Stitch along that line.
Trim 1/4" on the outside of the stitch line.
Press.
Place a 3 1/2" blue square on the right side of the unit from the previous step.
Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner.
Stitch along that line.
Trim 1/4" on the outside of the stitch line.
Press.
Repeat this process, with all of the blue and gray 3 1/2"x3 1/2" squares.
You will need two blue and two gray flying geese units.

Putting the blocks together
Sew one white 3 1/2"x3 1/2" square, one blue and white half square unit and one white 3 1/2"x3 1/2" square together.
Press toward the white.
Make two of these units, exactly the same.
Sew one gray and white flying geese unit, one hour glass unit and one gray and white flying geese unit together. 
Press toward the hour glass block.
Sew the three units together.
Press.
That block turned out pretty dang cool, and it's fast!

So, if you want to make it into a 96"x96" quilt top you'll need the following fabrics:
Gray fabric - 3 yards
Blue fabric - 3 yards
White fabric - 5 1/4 yards
You know I couldn't stop at just version of a quilt, so in the sketch above I've rotated every other block. I love it! It's a cool modern-traditional look, which you all know I LOVE!

Hope you all enjoy! I'll be back tomorrow with another quilt block, click here to see all of the blocks so far.
 If you're sewing any of these quilt blocks make sure to share them on facebook and instagram using #pnq30quiltblocks

4 comments:

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    1. I'm certain it would be mine, too if I could get it to download.. Grrr..

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  2. Love the colors, and love the quilt where you rotated the blocks. Very nice!

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  3. Each one is my favorite, until the next block! Really enjoying your 30 days!!

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