11 Fat Quarters – 3 for the Center diamonds and 8 for the Arrows
¼ yard orange – top block
¼ yard yellow – bottom block
1¾ yard blue for stop border and outer border
⅓ yard each of 4 fabrics for middle border
½ yard orange for binding
4 yards for backing
From each of the 3 fat quarters that you are using for the center diamonds, cut one 12½” x 12½” square
For Arrows 1 and 4, cut one 6½” x 8½” rectangle and one 6½” x 6½” square
Sew Bottom Arrows blocks 5 – 8 together in a row as shown and press seams to one side.
Arrow Block sets:
Now to make the Center Diamonds. Place your Center Diamond 12½” x 12½” squares in the order you wish them to appear in your quilt.
Take your Arrow Point 1- 4….6½” x 6½” squares and lay them out as shown above. Each Center Diamond will have a different fabric in each corner. Using a pencil, draw a diagonal line from point to point on the wrong side of each 6½” x 6½” square.
Repeat with all top arrow points. Here’s what your Center Diamonds should look like at this point.
We are now going to work on the bottom half of the Diamonds. Lay out the Arrow Points 5 – 8 …. 6½” x 6½” squares as shown. Make sure you have the Arrow Point squares in order or your Arrows will not turn out.
Continue to make your Diamonds and Arrow Points until you have all three Center Diamonds completed.
Match your seams and pin these sections together. Sew and press seams to one side. The top half is done! Repeat steps to attach the bottom arrow blocks.
For the first border, cut one 8½” x 36½” strip from each of two fabrics.
Sew on side borders and press seams. Sew on top and bottom borders and press. At this point the quilt measures 40½” x 54½”, a great size for a baby, just a thought.)
For the third border, from each 1/3 yard, cut 2 – 6½” x WOF strips. Piece strips together, matching like fabrics. Cut middle borders as follows:
- Side middle borders measure 6½” x 54½”
- Top and bottom middle borders are 6½” x 52½”
For the fourth/outer border, cut 8 – 6½” X WOF strips. Piece strips together end-to-end. Press strip and cut as follows:
- 2 side outer border strips measuring 6½” x 66½”
- 2 top/bottom outer border strips measuring 6½” x 64½”
Sew on side outer borders. Press seams to border. Sew on top and bottom outer borders. Press seams to border. DONE!!!
Baste and quilt as desired. I cut my binding at 2¼” x WOF. You will need to cut 7 strips for binding.
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