Friday, October 28, 2022

Arrowhead Quilt Finish

In my last post I said I was going to work at finishing projects.

 While I was digging through stuff, trying to decide which project to work at, I came across this little arrowhead quilt

For backing and binding I used green fabric. The quilting shows better on the back of the quilt. 

I stitched 1/2" from the horizontal and vertical seam lines of the block then diagonally both directions of the X in the center of the blocks.

This little quilt has finished 25.5" by 32.5".

At the spring retreat, I was given a bag with fabric yardage. The ladies donating the fabric requested it be used for charity quilts. I have used several large pieces of that yardage for comforter backing. 

Also in that bag was this little wall quilt. I had stuck it in the bag with the arrowhead flimsy. I quilted that quilt after I finished the arrowhead quilt.

I used black fabric for the backing and binding of this quilt. This little quilt is 30" square.

I'm going to drop these little quilts off at our local nursing home the next time I'm in Wakarusa for use as lap quilts. Hopefully they're small enough they won't be caught in wheelchair tires.

I didn't wash the quilts, I'll let the nursing home do that. These maybe small finishes but they're finishes!

This is the view off of our north porch. We have a lot of trees at the new place but we're used to trees and leaves. 

We're settled in now and it feels like home! 

Several people expressed concern about me being warm in my basement sewing space during the winter.  To be honest, it never occurred to me that heat wouldn't be installed in the basement of a new house. Even the cellar in our old farmhouse was warm from the heat of the furnace. The new house has heat ducts so I'm just fine.

Dampness is a larger concern to me. I ran the dehumidifier all summer long, in fact I just unplugged it earlier this week.

Linking to Needle & Thread Thursday, Put Your Foot Down, TGIFF!, Peacock Party, Whoop Whoop Party, Finished or Not  Friday, Off the Wall Friday, Patchwork & Quilts


grammajudyb said...

Wonderful little quilts for the residents! I’m sure they will be used. It seems to me, that’s a great lace to donate small quilts that are more mature in the fabric used. I’m going to check with our local assisted living and rehabilitation center.

Ray and Jeanne said...

It's fun to find quilts just waiting to be finished and then finishing them! These are going to be loved by someone at the nursing home. I'm so glad you are settled in your new home. ~Jeanne

Tazzie said...

Two wonderful finishes! I love the green in the Arrowhead quilt, it's just so snazzy.
Chatter soon, hugs

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

a lot of basements do have heat in them but sometimes not as many as the upstairs areas I find but if it works for you that is fine. Personally I wouldn't want a basement sewing room I find them too much a separate part of the house and barely decorated. It would have to be a completely finished basement and decorated just as they rest of the house for me - otherwise I would feel like I was shoved off into a corner

loulee said...

Lovely quilts and lovely Autumn colours. I do hope you are warm and dry in your new place.

Jenny said...

I love the photo of the Autumn leaves, still on the trees and those underfoot. Two nice quilt finishes, and I'm rather interested in the quilting on the second floral quilt. Did you just mark the centre lines then use a guide or maybe eyeball it to quilt the subsequent lines?

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Perfectly Lovely quilts!!! They will bring some smiles!!
and your Fall Trees - wow!! What amazing color!

CathieJ said...

I like t.hose little quilts. The colors of the arrowhead quilt are wonderful

The Joyful Quilter said...

Two sweet finishes, Gretchen. Congrats on getting these done and ready to donate!

Ivani said...

Beautiful quilts for donation. The green looks like a 3D with the dark background fabric. Lovely autumn trees picture.

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

Beautiful charity quilts, and congratulations on the two finishes! Your quilting is very pretty too.
Thank you for sharing and linking up ;)

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

I like the wall quilt! Looking at your back yard with the beautiful colorful leaves makes me miss Sterling VA when I lived there! Hugs

chrisknits said...

What sweet small quilts, and yes, they are a finish! Thank you for linking up with TGIFF last week, sorry I am so late in visiting and commenting.