Have you ever tried this block. Anita's Arrowhead was shown/demonstrated at our guild workday last year or the year before, but I couldn't attend but I really liked the look of a quilt that Sandy M. had done using this block. See it here in our guild's show and tell album. Yesterday, I came across this link at Quiltmaker magazine that shows how to make Anita's block. I tried it out of scraps of fabric. It is very quick and smart. Anita Grossman Soloman says always to a test block before cutting a whole quilt. So I did. She refers to it as the first pancake. Neat analogy like that first pancake, my test block is not very pretty, but it is perfect. I'll put this perfect block in my "odd blocks" box. It'll get used some day.
At guild, we have a new coordinator for community projects. Her name is Jeanne-Kaye S. She's a really productive quilter. Actually she's a mad woman!! She gets teased at each meeting when she brings her show and tell...in a laundry basket. We all laugh, but we are all so impressed at her productivity. Well, this recent appointment as chairperson of community projects in our guild has her all fired up. She has spent countless hours at our Veterans Center with her father. So one of her big goals is to cover every one of the 70+ single size beds with a nice bright and cheery quilt during her two year term. We're all going to have to pitch in and I'm starting now.
I think I will do a single block quilt using Anita's Arrowhead block made out of scrappy blues.. See, now that I'm finished my Winter Wonderland quilt top, and the binding is made, the bunch of blue fabrics that been out on hold until I finished that project can now be returned to my stash. But before they were folded nicely and put back in a bin, I ripped off a 9 inch strip of each color. Over the next couple of days, I'll iron these strips, match them up and cut them into 8 inch light and blue pairs, enough for say .. a kit of 65 blocks. I'll keep them handy, and I'll work on them here and there over the summer. I have a feeling that these blocks will be addictive.