For the “Time Traveler” feature in the Fall 2013 issue of Stitch, I designed this Supergraphic Table Runner inspired by the huge arrows painted and stuck on walls in 1970s decorating books. For example…
Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book , 1975:
It is polite to point with arrows that visually expand a room, as these do by emphasizing horizontal lines. The decoration is a focus of the room and decoratively integrates it.
Family Circle Home Decorating Guide , 1973:
One small bedroom furnished for girls . . . includes a self-stick arrow supergraphic that turns an ordinary window shade into an optical illusion.
Family Circle Home Decorating Guide , 1973
I’m not sure if these mod arrows made it off the pages of decorating magazines and onto the walls of real houses, but I thought it was a fun look for quilting!