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Thread: Anita''s Arrowhead pattern in

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    There is a pattern in the "Quiltmaker " November/December 2010 magazine that I would like to try to make. But when I read the directions the block begins with an 8 inch square of two fabrics and after it is cut and sewn back together a couple of time I am to square it to a 9 inch square. I'm having a huge DUH moment. If I start with an 8 inch square how can I come up with a 9 inch square? Has anyone here made this block with these directions?

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    I've never done this block, but here is a link with pictures. Maybe it will be helpful.

    http://www.quiltmaker.com/blogs/quil...tag/novdec-10/

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    Nice block. I like it!

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    think of it in square inches - TWO 8 inch squares is equal to 128 square inches....one nine inch square is equal to 81 inches...the difference of 47 inches is lost in seam allowances and trimmed off edges...

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    Thank you KTBB, I never looked at it like that. Now it makes sense. I was wondering the same thing. Starting with a 8" and ending up with a 9" block.

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    This block is excellent. Her book Rotary Cutting Revolution is the only quilt book I bought this year.

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    My mom in law and I made this block this past weekend and it works out OK to about 9 inches square. Really cute and easy to do without a "pattern"!

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    Can someone explain how it goes together and where the cuts are made. The link only says "sew the seams and make the three cuts."
    Anyone up for a tutorial?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    This block is excellent. Her book Rotary Cutting Revolution is the only quilt book I bought this year.
    I have this book on my wish list. How do you like it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktbb
    think of it in square inches - TWO 8 inch squares is equal to 128 square inches....one nine inch square is equal to 81 inches...the difference of 47 inches is lost in seam allowances and trimmed off edges...
    Thank you Ktbb! I knew there had to be an answer. Then I got to thinking last night (while laying in bed waiting for sleep to happen) that I had 2, 8 inch blocks that were being sewn together to make 1, 9 inch block so of course it would work!

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    I love the book. There are lots of fast cut block patterns, I really like the Self Mitered Log Cabin block.

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    Thanks, Bella Boo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktbb
    think of it in square inches... -
    YES!
    And I found that a 10" finished Pineapple block has a 60% loss of fabric to seams during construction. The more seams in a block, the heavier a quilt becomes.

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    Anita, which book is the pineapple block in? Is it an easy pattern?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjradj
    Can someone explain how it goes together and where the cuts are made. The link only says "sew the seams and make the three cuts."
    Anyone up for a tutorial?
    i'm fairly certain that would be a violation of her copyrights.

    you should consider contacting her directly if you have questions.

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    I am very stingy what quilt patterns or quilt books I spend my money for. I usually try and figure out a pattern for myself before buying. When I thumbed through this book I knew I had to have it. I didn't even look at the price until I swiped my card. The price of the magazine for this block pattern is a bargain. Thanks Anita! I'm looking forward to more of your block patterns.

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    Thank you!

    I'll put that book on my "to buy" list! And thank you also for taking the time to explain it to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    This block is excellent. Her book Rotary Cutting Revolution is the only quilt book I bought this year.
    I have this book on my wish list. How do you like it?
    I just received "Rotary Cutting Revolution" in the mail today (Amazon - $19.77). Obviouosly I have not yet made anything from the book but really love 4 of the blocks in it. The blocks I'm particularly interested in are Xcentric Block (see http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-87185-1.htm quilt on this board), Anita's Arrowhead Block (subject of this post), Self-Mitered Log Cabin Block (see Anita Grossman Solomon's web site for a picture of the quilt done with this block) and four versions of the Pineapple Block (a Pineapple quilt is Anita Grossman Solomon's avatar - - see above postings).

    In fact, I must love Anita Grossman Solomon because, after checking my quilting library, I see that I now have all three of her books. And, yes, I collect books like I collect fabric. Should just be more proactive in putting the two of them together in actual quilts.

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    In fact, I must love Anita Grossman Solomon because, after checking my quilting library, I see that I now have all three of her books. And, yes, I collect books like I collect fabric. Should just be more proactive in putting the two of them together in actual quilts.
    Would you marry me?
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    OMG, you mean we are suppossed to BUY the books and patterns??? Just kidding!!
    I have Ms. Solomon's 'Make it Simpler Paper Piecing' and she is a very talented lady. We have used the super size 9 patch for many charity quilts.
    Love the pineapple avatar, I'll have to take a look at that book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnitaGrossmanSolomon
    In fact, I must love Anita Grossman Solomon because, after checking my quilting library, I see that I now have all three of her books. And, yes, I collect books like I collect fabric. Should just be more proactive in putting the two of them together in actual quilts.
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    LOL! I ordered the Rotary Cutting Revolution book from B&N this week so I can't wait to get it. Maybe it'll help me use up some stash. :mrgreen:

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    My friend told me about it. I was just now looking for the pattern. She says it is easy. She said you can make it as large as you want as long as you can divide the number by 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casperscott
    My friend told me about it. I was just now looking for the pattern. She says it is easy. She said you can make it as large as you want as long as you can divide the number by 4.
    Which pattern must be divisible by four? The finished block? The pair of fabric squares?
    -Anita

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    I made two of these Arrowhead blocks this afternoon in about an hour. The instructions from Quiltmaker website were quite clear. However, when I got to the last step I could not get a 9" square - only and 8 & 1/2" square. I don't really see that as a problem, with this block if they are all consistent they will go together just fine...just a hair smaller. Would like to know where I went wrong though.

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    I just pulled the digital copy of the mag and got the PDF. I made 5, yes 5 blocks in one hour. I love how they look and when joined together they make another design. I am going for the whole quilt and just ordered the book. I tried to attach a picture but it isn't working.

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