Arrow Baby Quilt

There has been a lot of talk and writing about blogs no longer being "relevant" and how fewer and fewer bloggers are active anymore. I guess that's due to the rise of Instagram and how quickly you can share on that platform. But I love writing and sharing on my blog and I still follow many, many bloggers. I'm not planning on stopping anytime soon either. 

The baby quilt I finished is a result of a blog post from Lee Heinrich from Freshly Pieced which she published back in 2018.

This is such a simple design but the placement of each half-square triangle in an arrow pattern makes for a very striking quilt. I searched my stash for solids which would offer good contrast against the Kona Ash I used as the background fabric. 

To really let the colourful solids shine, I used Aurifil #2600 (Dove) to quilt straight lines and I only quilted the background.

I didn't mark any of my lines - I simply used the edge of my walking foot as a guide. I'm really pleased with the results.

The back is the very last of the vintage sheets I had in my stash. I really need to re-stock my backing stash now.

I was going to use a scrappy and colourful binding to finish off this baby quilt, but it just didn't look right so I ended up making the binding from Kona Ash.

The details:
  • Pattern: Arrow Baby by Freshly Pieced
  • Size: 36" x 51" (baby size) 
  • Fabrics: Kona Ash and Kona solids in 6 different colours
  • Thread: Pieced and quilted with Aurifil #2600 in 50 wt

Similar to many of my smaller finishes, I don't really have plans for this baby quilt. It will be added to the pile of quilts I have on hand should the need for a baby quilt arise.


  1. I do not blog...but I read them every morning with a cup of tea and quite time for me. I find them inspiring, fun, informative and sometimes touching.

    I do not Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

    I am a heavy pinner on Pinterest and check out You Tube for how too, so I am not completely phobic about this new (now not so new) social media age.

    Thank you for writing and sharing and making my morning cup of tea something I look forward to

  2. I am very passionate that blogs are important! It's the only place where I really "own" the content. Now... I can't really help that Bloglovin' isn't sharing my blog regularly (ugh), but I post at least once a week. Instagram? Facebook? I can't change that not everyone will see the content I share there, either, and one day I might wake up and they will be gone. I think blogs are wonderful.

    This quilt is bright and fun! It's always nice to have a stack of baby quilts on hand.

  3. I am so pleased that quilters like you continue to blog. I'm one who doesn't "do" Instagram, Twitter or heavens forbid Facebook, so reading quilting blogs plus writing one is my relaxation and inspiration.

  4. I really appreciate those makers who take the time to blog. I lvoe that I can settle in and read and learn and think. I do look at instagram and appreciate the lovely makes, but the details and thought processes that are available in blogs, make them special. Thanks for your efforts.

  5. I love to write and ramble on about what I'm making (and my family is sick of hearing it!) so I have no plans to quit on my blog (and I enjoy reading yours!). Your quilt is lovely too, what a nice bright finish against all that snow!

  6. Your quilt looks great. I especially like the way the quilting follows and enhances the pattern.
    There have been predictions for several years that blogs are finished but as you and those who've read and commented say blog posts are not the same as other social media posts. I think of them more like magazine articles - something to sit down and read rather than something to scroll through with only half a mind on what's on view. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if blogs outlive printed quilt magazines.

  7. Such fun bright colours, and I like how you quilted it. Well done.


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