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Thread: Arrowhead block

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    Hi all - this is my first time posting a tut, but someone asked me to try on this block. Here goes.
    The finished block look complicated with all those diagonal seams and stuff. I thought to myself - How can I break this down?

    This is the finished block.
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    When you look at it, the block is made up of two sashed rectangles cut on the diagonal and resewn

    One Sashed square to make block
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    For the block as pictured, cut each center to measure 6 1/2 inches
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    Cut two strips of one color that measure 6 1/2 inches and sew them to the top and bottom of your square. Then press the seams open

    Press so the seam allowances are on the sashing
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    I like to over cut and trim down
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    next sew a 2 inch block in the contrast sashing color to an 8 inch x 2 inch strip. Press it open and square up

    I over cut the width so I can trim to the exact width. It just comes out neater Press the seam allowance towards the cornerstone
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    Sew these to the sides of your block. Make sure that the corner stones are on the opposite sides

    The cornerstones are on the opposite sides of each block
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    Match up the seam lines so you have good corners
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    Press open and square up the block.

    Make a second block using the opposite colorway for the sashing.

    Now cut each block on the diagonal ONCE, using the corners that do not have cornerstones
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    You need to make block pairs, but for a scrappy look, when you join the triangles together, use 4 different block parts, two with one sashing combination and two with the other combination.
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    You then sew the blocks together. Again be careful about the sashing combinations. If you turn it one way - you can get the sashing lines to be sequential. I turned them so each block will alternate

    I have all my blocks done - but not sewn together yet.. It says a lot for my stash that I found 21 different reds in my closet
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    Hope you enjoy it! Any questions? I'll try to answer them

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    THANKS. WELL DONE

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    Great tute! What is the size of the finished block?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arleners
    Hope you enjoy it! Any questions? I'll try to answer them
    Thanks for this I just printed it off and this is going to be my next project, need to use up some of my stash. :thumbup:

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    EXCELLENT tute! Thank you Arlene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obsessed
    Great tute! What is the size of the finished block?
    Sorry - I left that out. The block should measure 12 1/2 inches and finish to 12 inches when sewed into a quilt.

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    wow , great, looks like a fun quilt to make. Thanks

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    Thank you, very easy to understand. I am going to give it a try.

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    I like the looks of this block. Great job.

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    Thank you. Great block.

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    You did a great job figuring out how to make this block by piecing ...

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    Very cool! You must have a great brain to be able to see how to do that!

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    Great tute love the pattern, and your colors are wonderful..thank you

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    Thanks for the tute. This looks like a fun block to make.

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    Be sure to spray starch the block as you carefully press it as all the outside edges are going to be on the bias.

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    Great bookmarked tute...

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