These blue arrowhead blocks are 9" and the most fun blocks to sew. The free pattern can still be found here. I like making this block so much that I am also making a scrappy miniature arrowhead quilt using 3.5" blocks.
All the quilting was done with the walking foot.
Boring stitch-in-the-ditch. Boring.
Vertical, horizontal and 3 diagonal lines in both directions across every quilt block.
I know some people really enjoy straight line quilting, but I do not. However, this quilt was very happy with it and it turned out to be an effective choice for this quilt. And maybe it was the perfect pandemic activity when my brain is tired from trying to learn so many other things in this new reality.
I used the 6" ruler with painter's tape so I could easily line up the diagonal on the ruler with the border seam, draw the 45 degree angle extending the quilting line into the border, and then stitch to the edge.
I did that 112 times!
The binding was made up of leftover backing scraps plus one blue FQ that I scavenged from "the twist" mystery project. These black gold Clover needles are my favourites, but a needle threader is an essential tool since the needle eye is so small.
Here is how the quilt looks from the back. The fabric is called "Bella Suede" from P & B Textiles.
Pretty cool quilting design!
Finished size: 55.25" x 79.75"
|quilt finished as the forsythia blooms|