Sunday, October 24, 2010

Good Things Come.....

I have had this collections of Figgy Pudding by Basic Grey for over a year waiting for the right pattern to come along - and yesterday I found it!!

I saw the pattern on Happy Cottage Quilter. She has all the instructions.

After I made a couple of sample blocks yesterday, I cut all the squares I would need to make a (46" x 65") lap quilt (35 blocks altogether, so 70 squares of fabric).

Sewing two squares together.

Some squares cut and ready for sewing into blocks.

Half of the blocks made.

The pattern is called "Anita's Arrowhead" by Anita Grossman Solomon (be sure to check out her blog, lots of ideas, and she also has a great tip on how to enlarge any page on the internet!! - Very useful!).
The block is so simple to make!! The design of it is ingenious!!

If you want to try the pattern out, the block would work in the Thread Head Quilt Along quilt. I also think you could convert the pattern to use a layer cake, keeping the squares 10". Hmmm... Lots of possibilities!!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!


Kristie said...

Very nice blocks! Can't wait to see it done!!!

Cheryll said...

These blocks look GrEaT! Good colour choice!

Joan said...

You never cease to amaze me. Your blocks are looking great ...I must get back to my QA ones - but am busy drawing for my QW at the moment.

Jocelyn said...

Great progress! I love how this block looks using Figgy Pudding :-)

Miss Hillbilly said...


I just love easy fun blocks like this.

kwiltnkats said...

Will you finish it as Anita finished hers? It looks finished that way, but I prefer some sort of border. If it's a pieced border all the better.

Anonymous said...

This same block is in this month`s
"Quiltmaker". I really love it.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful blocks!

Miss Hillbilly said...

Oh my goodness.
I was down in my Creation station yesterday, and since my sewing machine was broke, I thought that I would try some 'easy' layouts. I made a bunch of four patches and nine patches out of paper, and started chopping them up this way and that to see what worked.
This is exactly one of the blocks I came up with. Now I can't make it my own tutorial like I wanted. That makes me sad. I guess it's back to the cutting board.
You should see that block in lime green and florescent orange paper! LOL

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