quilting

How to make a blazing arrows quilt block

This is a classic block and a skill builder too.

The block has a quarter square triangles unit in the centre, 4 flying geese units and 4 half square triangles. 

Finished block size

Two 12″ x 12″ squares.

Materials

For 2  quarter square triangle unit (you’ll have one left):

  • two squares 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″  in contrasting fabrics.

For the flying geese units:

  • 2 rectangles, 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ in turquoise
  • 2 rectangles, 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ in a light floral print
  • 4 squares, 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ in turquoise
  • 4 squares, 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ in a light floral print

For the half square triangles:

  • 2 squares, 4″ x 4″ in turquoise
  • 2 squares, 4″ x 4″ in a light floral print

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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How to make a blazing arrows quilt block

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