About this Quilt
When you are wondering which way to go in life, why not make a quilt? Elaine Theriault’s tessellating arrow quilt is a striking two-color quilt that is astonishingly easy to make. Made up of strip-pieced rows alternating with half square triangles, this quilt will stitch together quickly for a fun weekend project.
While this quilt is dramatically modern made in all solids, substitute a soft floral for the arrows to make a more romantic design or sure a fun novelty fabric for a more childish design. Perfect to throw on the back of a sofa in a modern apartment, to make as a gift for a recent college grad, and masculine enough for a Father’s Day quilt.
I started with the idea of tessellating arrows and this is the result that I got. I love the movement in the quilt as the “arrows” shift to the left and the right as you look down the quilt. It was a wee bit of a challenge to keep all the pieces going in the right direction and several times I had to unsew a block or two. Strip piecing the center of the arrows made for fast piecing. This is one that definitely needs laying out on the design wall.
I can see this quilt being made in many different color combinations with high contrast to make the elements stand out. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed working with this new collection by Northcott.
It’s easy to make (a bit of challenge to sew), but again—very interesting concept with half square triangles.
Quilt Designed by: Elaine Theriault
Pieced and Quilted by: Elaine Theriault
Skill Level: Intermediate
Finished Size: 42″ x 54”
Finished Blocks: 18 (6 ½“ X 12 ½“) strip pieced Blocks and 26 (6 ½“) blocks
Fabrics: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from Canvas collection by Deborah Edwards for Northcott.