More Christmas crafting, anyone? Given how much the four of us like the quilts I made us this fall, I thought maybe some other people on our list would like lap quilts, too. I made three of them, all roughly 40×40, and all using fabrics I had left from other projects. This one was given to my parents, and used prints from one of my favorite collections (just love these colors!), Bleeker Street by Michele D’Amore.
I came up with the different designs for all of these quilts based on the fabrics I already had in my stash, and the shapes of the remnants. This one uses prints from 3 Sister’s Roman Holiday collection. The yellow and red patterns go very nicely with my in-laws’ living room & dining room, so I’ve used it a lot in gifts for them. This is the last of it from my stash – I’ll have to come up with a new idea for them next year, LOL!
I didn’t bind these quilts and I also didn’t machine-quilt them. Instead I tied them at 6-inch intervals. (The ties are on the back, so you can’t see them in the photos.) The tying was the most time-consuming part of the whole process. Generally, I was able to finish all of the other steps in less than 2 hours (for each quilt). This one is for my grandmother, and features prints from Heather Bailey’s Freshcut collection, also from my stash. The brown/gold in this collection makes me think of my grandmother’s living room, so it seemed a perfect choice.
Now I think I’m done with the quilt thing for some time!