Monday, February 05, 2018

Finish #2 : Anita's Arrowhead and Old Italian Blocks

Wow!  I am on a roll here.  Last night, just before bedtime, I finished my quilt made with Anita's Arrowhead and Old Italian Blocks.  These blocks are from the book "Rotary Cutting Revolution" by Anita Grossman Solomon.  I also used some "plain" blocks of hand dyed fabrics and solids to calm it down just a bit.
This quilt has been in progress since April of 2015.  So I am very happy to have it finished.   My method for this one was quilt-as-you-go.  I did eight sections that I quilted and then joined together to make one bit quilt.  A close look shows that some days my free motion quilting mojo was amazing. Here are a few close-ups of sections that make me happy.
From the back
Same as above from the front of the quilt.

Some simple paisley shapes with an occasional curl. 

A large section from the back using square flowers
and various other designs. 
And the back shows the sections as each section has a different fabric for the backing.
Those two blues on the bottom kind of blend in the photo - but in actuality there is a nice contrast. 
I am loving my new quilt.
So nice, I showed it twice!

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A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Haha - you ARE on a roll! Guess you didn't take yesterday off after all! I like how you mixed the two blocks and added plain ones to calm it down. Now I wonder where I put my blocks from way back when - LOL - ;))

Barb said...

I have not tried that one method of quilt as you go, too scared to. I love your quilting...just wonderful.

Jeanna said...

TWO finishes already? Now you are just showing off :) This is a beauty and I like the quilting a lot.

Louise said...

Aren't Anita's blocks so neat to make? I love your quilt with both the arrowhead and the Italian. Similar, but distinctly different. The solid "resting place" blocks work really well here. Congrats on such a nice finish!