One of the other members of the guild, Amber Lee, mentioned that I'd said I'd post something about the arrow blocks in my Hey Cherri quilt. Now, when I made that statement, I'd really meant to do it. I'm just, you know, sort of terrible at regularly updating my blog, or following through on ideas. That sort of thing.
I had some time tonight though, so here is the process for one type of arrow block. The five blocks below are ones that use this technique, which is sort of like a snowball block. I'm sure they could also be made by paper piecing.
I made these at a two inch scale, so that's what my measurements reflect.
For one two inch finished block, you need the following:
1) 2.5 x 2.5 square (arrow color)
2) 2 x 2 squares (background color)
1) 2 x 2 square (arrow color)
Draw a diagonal line on the 2 x 2 background color block, and sew it to the 2.5 x 2.5 arrow color block as shown. Cut a 1/4 seam allowance and press open. I usually just used scissors and approximated a 1/4 seam allowance.
Repeat step 1 on the opposite corner.
Use the same process as step 1 and 2 to attach the arrow color block.
After the final seam is pressed out, you'll have a nice looking arrow block!