As a general rule, an intermediate block is rarely more difficult to make -- it just contains more pieces and therefore more seams. This is the reason that it is important that you can sew an accurate quarter inch seam allowance. Once you have mastered a precise seam allowance, you will have no difficulty in sewing the majority of quilt blocks.

Cupid's Arrow Point

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Cupid's Arrow Point quilt block is one to choose for a variety of reasons:
~ You want to make a larger block
~ You want to practice some of the patches you don't use all the time -- like quarter square triangles, flying geese and the square in a square patch.
~ You just want to try something a little different
~ and finally ... you want to make a special block for your Valentine

This quilt block is constructed first as individual patches, then as "chunks" and finally as an uneven nine patch. So all in all it is a great learning tool.

The sample quilts illustrated use the standard side by side setting with sashing and an on point setting, giving similar but still very different results.