Lap Quilts Revisited

Today I am joining Val's Quilting Studio in the Tuesday Archives HERE. This week's theme is Lap Quilts.

I have been vacationing for the last week in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It was the start of my 4th week of healing from foot surgery and great to go somewhere. I'm not driving yet, so I am dependent upon others. I just relaxed and it was GREAT.

But, I'm back and thought I would put together a post condensation of some of my blogs where I showed lap quilts I had made.

I chose  to donate a lap quilt I made, called Flower Boxes, for the church raffle this coming weekend.  My DH took this photo, not the best, but it is the only one I now have. It is much prettier than the picture indicates. I quilted it this past fall on the Sweet 16 at the art studio using Sally Terry's Leaf designs. I see on her website that she has refined the technique and calls it SHADOW RHYTHMS. I took her class at the AQS show this past August. The technique is very easy to learn and the quilts look great. Click HERE to check out the video on her website for more information. You can find the entire blog post HERE

I began this quilt after taking Susan Purney-Mark's class "Give and Take" 2 years ago at the AQS Show in Grand Rapids, MI.  I quilted it using techniques I learned in Sally Terry's class at the same show. I put the bindings on this past October at a quilt retreat. And now it is on my couch as a lap throw. The entire blog post is HERE.

I am sure every quilter has been asked to help someone out with a quilt project.
My sister asked me to help with finishing the quilt she had started for her son. 
How can one say no to a sister?
This is a photo of the finished quilt. 
She purchased plaid and plain wool suiting pieces. 
When I got the top, she had the pinwheels sewn. 
Below, you will find what I did to finish the quilt. 

My sister has not made many square patch quilts and wasn't sure of the quilting process. She did not have much of each fabric and had already cut them into squares. I suggested she cut them diagonally to create more visual appeal. I never thought to suggest fusible interfacing for stabilization, so there was S-T-R-E-T-C-H.

After sewing the pinwheels together she asked for help with sandwiching and binding. She had purchased a felted wool for the backing. We thought including batting in the quilt would be much too hot. I suggested it be sewn as a self-binding blanket. (You can see Jenny Doan's demonstration HERE.) I thought large hand sewn quilting stitches to hold the layers from shifting would be cool. So, I took the project home and went at it.

You can read more about what I did HERE.

HERE is a top that was finished by my friend and longarm quilter, Michelle.  
This lap size Hunter Star quilt that I made quite a few years ago. The original blog had the finished photo, but the link is broken. I will have to search through my files for the photo.

Thank you for visiting Val's Quilting Studio and my blog. 
Have you made lap quilts for special people or to donate? 
What size do you like to make them? 


Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Great collection of lap quilt finishes!

Adventurous Quilter said...

Oh I love that fall colors one 😍😍