This makes a 14" block and is partly paper pieced, or that pp part can be done with regular templates!

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The first thing that I would recommend that you do, is go to the Practice Paper Piecing Page.  When you feel comfy with paper piecing, come on back and try a Quills & Arrows Block! You will need to print out four copies of the paper piecing template page per block you want to make on very lightweight paper. Fat Quarters will be fine!

Cut the Color 1 and Color 2  2-7/8" x 17-1/4" strips into six 2-7/8" squares of each. Stack these and cut them once on the diagonal to make twelve half square triangles of each. Cut the Color 4  5-3/4" x 17-1/4" strip into twelve 2-7/8" squares and also cut these in half to make twenty-four half square triangles...



Now sew Color1/Color4 triangles right sides together using a 1/4" seam to make twelve half squares. Press to dark side. These should measure 2-1/2". Also make twelve Color2/Color 4 half squares in the same manner...



Now sew your half squares together to make two each of the units shown at left...


Now either paper or regular piece your arrow sections and join four of them to make the blocks center. Sew the shorter pieced half square sections to the sides as shown at left. Add the longer pieced half square sections to the top and bottom to complete the block! ...on to Page 2!

Feb 24 2005 Marcia Hohn

Original  Block