Sienna Arrows 64 x 88
Sometimes the simplest quilt block can be used to make a quilt that looks very intricate like the Sienna Arrows quilt. Every quilt block is just a simple half-square triangle (HST).
Sienna Arrows is a quilt I made several years ago. At the time, these weren’t my favorite colors which is funny because now this quilt fits perfectly in my house. My grandson really likes it so I have a feeling this will go to his place.
That is our new deck and gazebo, we love it!
I used two charm packs of 5-inch squares for the half-square triangle blocks plus some background fabric. I added large borders to make it a full-size quilt.
For the backing, I used two different pieces of fabric. I took one piece and cut it down the middle so that both pieces were 22-inches wide and added them to both sides of the other piece. I like piecing a backing this way and then trimming off what I don’t need.
As I said before, I made this quilt several years ago when we lived down along the Mississippi river. I have to honestly say that was my favorite place to live, I miss the river. The quilt hadn’t been washed in this photo.
Here is my quilt that has now been washed several times. I used Warm & Natural batting in it and love the crinkly look it gets. I also used a Shout Color Catcher the first time I washed my quilt. Tip: never let your quilt sit in the washing machine – remove it as soon as the cycle ends.
I had to share a photo of the quilt hanging on my Quilt Keeper. This quilt actually matches the colors in my rugs! Be sure to check out the post as I have a special discount code you can use.
Sienna Arrows 64 x 88
- 2 – 5-inch charm packs of 42 fabrics
- 1½ yards of background fabric
- 1½ yards of border one fabric – for a 5-inch border
- 2¼ yards of border two fabric – for a 7-inch border
- Backing and batting
Make 160 half-square triangle blocks that measure 4½ inches unfinished.
Here are some variations of the quilt. In the last example, I added squares in addition to the half-square triangles.
You could also use yardage or scraps for this type of quilt. Vary the width of the borders to make the quilt as big or small as you like.
I’m actually working on a baby quilt using bright batiks.
I have put together a pdf with a diagram of the quilt that you can download.
Mr. Mickey has a neighbor that looks just like him. Lucy is younger and I think she would like Mr. Mickey to play once in a while but he just ignores her most of the time.
Window Covers to keep Mr. Mickey safe
We noticed several times that Mr. Mickey acted like he wanted to jump into the window wells which are very deep and this scared us. A neighbor’s dog was over and did the same thing! We checked on having covers installed (very expensive) and then Builder Bob decided to make his own. That is actually the window to my quilt studio.
Builder Bob bought large sheets of plexiglass and cut out the window covers and installed them. Would you believe a sheet of plexiglass cost $250! We have two windows so he had to buy two sheets. He put hinges on the cover so it can be lifted up in case someone ever had to get out of the basement. This isn’t strong enough for an adult to stand on but it works for Mr. Mickey or a small child. We still need to put support in the center to make it sturdier but at least now we don’t have to worry about Mr. Mickey.
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