I signed up for a mystery quilt for New Year's Day.
Prior to the day of, we were provided with guidelines on selecting 6 fabrics that would contrast and blend well in the pattern and how much of each to have on hand.
Then, over several days we were given cutting instructions for various colors and instructed on labeling them.
On New Year's Day the designer released instructions every few hours - 'stitch A1 squares to B2 triangles to create X number of usits that look like this' (for example).
Of course, nobody could actually sew as fast as the instructions were published as many steps were time-consuming or complicated.
It took me about a week to finish, including layout and assembly of the quilt top. I then had to wait for the next quilting get-together at the church to use the big tables to sandwich the quilt. That caused another delay as bad winter weather cancelled the first scheduled session.
Finally, I got it all together and then this week I got to quilt it. I did this with loopy vines and leaves all over the top.
The name fo this quilt has a two-fold origin. One is the arrows pointing this way and that over the pattern. The other is the fabric selection.
You can see in this close-up that there is a leafy forest floor, a wood grain and a sweet little country plaid. I also used a green and a blue as well as a dark brown with gold circles.
I used the dark brown for the backing and the little plaid for the binding.
On to the next.