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A trio of lap quilts

Lap quilt for Mom & Dad

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.

Quilt for my IL's

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!

New lap quilt

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!

4 thoughts on “A trio of lap quilts

  1. love the quilts. very nice. tyeing does take some time and tough fingers too.

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  2. They are great! How do you do the napkins? We love to use napkins in this house and ours are starting to look a little less then nice.

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    1. I take an 18×13 piece of fabric (not a standard size, just my own standard size) press a double-fold on each side, and then stitch around the hem in one continuous line.

      It’s a little tedious to do a whole pile of them at once, but it couldn’t be much easier, at least 🙂

  3. I love the brown toned quilt. I was once a lazy quilter, which my grandmother (an expert quilter, all the right moves) thought was fine, she just wanted someone in the family to love sewing like she did. I looooooooooooooved sewing until I started working full time (a trillion years ago). After seeing your work, I should drag out my machine. O great….now I’m going to obsess. LOL.

    Love your stuff!

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