Flying Arrows Quilt Tutorial

Happy Tuesday Everyone! Today I have a quick quilt tutorial and when I say “quick” I mean it! This whole quilt top, including design time, took me 3 hours to complete.

I started with a half yard bundle in the Berry colorway of Kona Modern Quilts by Robert Kaufman and 2 yards of Kona White (I love Kona White!).

3 Hours Later…

56″ x 56″ (without borders)

I wanted to find a way to display the gorgeous prints which are extra large. I took my inspiration from some old Native American rugs that my mom has displayed in our home. I hope you can see my inspiration. I have borders and will be adding them…but I haven’t been able to sew the last few days.

On to the tutorial!

From each 1/2 yard you will cut one square measuring 15″ – giving you 6 squares total
From the White you will cut six squares measuring 15″
Choose four prints as your feature prints and cut four squares measuring 14.5″
A 6.5″x24″ ruler would be most helpful along with basic quilting supplies.

Start with your Half Square Triangles (because that’s all these really are – Half Square Triangles on Steroids).

Pair up your 6 white 15″ squares with your 6 print 15″ squares. Then draw your diagonal. I used my 6.5″ x 24″ ruler for this (see the picture)

Draw the line and then place your 1/4″ foot on the line and sew down each side of it. When finished cut the block along the line you drew!

Trim each HST down to 14.5″ square. You should now have 12 very large half square triangles.

Following the quilt top – lay out your rows and sew them together using a 1/4″ seam. Then you are done!

I will be adding a border in the Kona Berry – probably 2.5″ to 3″. I haven’t decided yet (I’ve got a yard to play with). I bought backing fabric yesterday – a bundle of Kona solids in the Berry CoIlorway. I am thinking of doing a color blocked back with some of the prints mixed in (it will be my first pieced back).

I think this will be Anne’s and my new picnic blanket and I am really excited about it. I hope you enjoyed this quickie quilt!

If you haven’t already make sure you go enter to win a half yard bundle of Kona Modern Quilts from Fat Quarter Shop! They are giving away a bundle to two of my lucky winners (say that 10 times fast!).

© Copyright M. Dunworth 2012. You are welcome to use this tutorial for your personal use. Please do not use this tutorial, my words or my pictures without my permission. You are welcome to link to this tutorial, but please do not take my work.


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22 Responses to Flying Arrows Quilt Tutorial

  1. Melissa says:

    Berry is my favvvvorite in this line! Good luck with the pieced back. Sometime I think that’s my favorite part of a quilt! It just gives it that extra something 🙂

  2. sandyb says:

    This is awesome!!!!!!

  3. Connie says:

    Looks beautiful Melissa and it really does remind me of a Native American pattern! Thanks for sharing.
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  4. Lisa says:

    Love this one! It is a perfect way to highlight this line. 🙂

  5. Vicki H. says:

    Looks great! It has such nice colors

  6. Sondra says:

    Love this quilt, Melissa! I will have to order this fabric for Contemporary Cloth! It is so much fun!!!!!

  7. Mrs.Pickles says:

    very pretty! thanks for sharing!

  8. Flying Blind says:

    Oh it looks superb!

  9. Mary says:

    I love it! I’m over the moon for this fabric, and your quilt shows it off to its best.

  10. Kelie says:

    Very very cute!!!!! I love the fabric! I can’t wait to see it once you finish it! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Katy says:

    Wow, it took me a moment to work out the scale of that thing! Great way to show off the prints 🙂

  12. Snoodles says:

    Swe-et! Yes, I can see the inspiration there! Love the prints, and the Kona snow, too! 🙂

  13. CeLynn says:

    The girl’s got talent,for sure! Melissa,one of these days you are going be right up there with Robert Kaufman 😉 Love this,and it is the first peak at this line! Will have to keep this in mind for some of my larger prints.

  14. Susan says:

    Definitely quick and easy, and I love that fabric line!

  15. Sharon says:

    Love those prints. Great simple piecing to leave the focus on the fabrics.

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