Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A new design!

A while back I saw this image and pinned it. I thought it could make a really great quilt block design.

It's been rolling around in my head ever since, contemplating colors/fabrics and I knew at some point I had to give it a try. There's a bit of fear working without a pattern - no picture to refer to and no way to know what the final outcome will be. But I went for it in a combination of navy, gray, aqua and mint. And here's the result...


The block is really so simple, but makes a nice graphic impact.




I think you could really play around with different settings and configurations for the block.


You'll find a similar pattern here.

36 comments:

  1. Lovely, thank you, I love the Chevron with a Twist quilt!

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  2. Excellent quilt I think. Call it Arrow Flowers!

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  3. Yor quilt, both the sping colors and the design, reminds me of 'Tulips': Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I would call it "Simply Fletching" - as a play on the word fetching (because it is!), and because it looks just like the fletching end of an arrow. Very nice!

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    1. Fetching Fletching was my thought, too. Very nice design!

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  5. LOVE it! Looks like Leaflets to me.

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  6. Proof that great quilt inspiration can come from anywhere! Great design.

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  7. I love it! (You are so creative). How about calling it "Fly By Night"?

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  8. I'm thinking "Arrowsmith" because it's all about arrows, but it does take skill to make them, thus the "smith."

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  9. You have one of those minds that can put an idea into reality! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. :)

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  10. I love the colours you've used, and the stripe in the middle makes it very elegant-looking.

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  11. They remind me of Jarts (remember those?) so that's my suggestion.

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  12. Reminds me of darts, specifically Lawn Darts.

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  13. I love this! Thanks for sharing😄

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  14. Love the pattern, beautiful!!! And the colors remind me of spring!

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  15. I agree with the content above that the design looks like a tulip, but tulips that go on forever. For this reason, I would name the quilt "infinite blooms." It's a lovely color combination. It would be fun to play with the tulip idea and do green and pink or white. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Great pattern, it reminds me of vines or the Beanstalk from Jack and the Beanstalk.

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  17. Very pleasing pattern! I like the added dimension of narrow center of the chevron blocks! Great colors, too!

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  18. This is really beautiful, and how kind of you to share it. You could call it Sprout!

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  19. This looks fabulous! How about Broken Arrow?

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  20. I thought of the feather end of an arrow when I saw this. The name for that is fetching…no wait! I misread it and it's called fletching. I like Fetching better as a name for your pattern. Love it! Thanks for working it out.

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  21. Thanks for sharing this design.

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  22. The colors remind of the ocean/beach. I would call it Sea Grass.

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  23. It reminds me of the fletchings on the end of arrows, but I don't know how you could get a nice quilt name out of that. It's really beautiful!

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  24. It's terrific. Good job on working out the block. Reminds me of flocks of geese flying south. How about Migration?

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  25. Absolutely beautiful! Love the colors and geometric shapes!

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  26. I LOVE this and I can't wait to make one for myself. I also really like all the fetching/fletching suggestions.

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  27. Thanks for the free block. I'd call it "Katniss Loves Quilts" after the lead character in The Hunger Games!
    xo
    Donna

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  28. I posted a photo on Instagram letzte Woche und es erzeugt viel Interesse! Ich denke, man könnte wirklich spielen, um mit verschiedenen Einstellungen und Konfigurationen für den Block.

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  29. Very cute block! I like "fletching" for the name. My husband is into archery and makes his own fletchings. That's totally what it looks like!

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  30. I love this! all of your quilts are so fresh and pretty...great colors and clean piecing. Nice work!

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  31. I love this so much, love the colors, love the design, just love love love it!

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  32. Very clever graphic zigzag. Thank you. Marilynn

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  33. I love this pattern. Is there any way you would share how exactly you made it?

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  34. Love it! what are the dimensions of each block?

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!