Monday, July 07, 2014

Lap Quilt #1

I believe I mentioned earlier that our hand-sewing group usually does some sort of a mercy project during the summer. Many of our members are teachers and have more time available in July and August. This year one of our proposed mercy projects is lap quilts for wheelchair patients at the VA. 

I thought I would like to make four of these, with the fringe benefit of using up my stash of Civil War fabrics. My plan is to get all of them to flimsy stage before quilting/tying and binding. I cut and cut and cut from the left-over fabrics from Ninety Degrees in the Shade, and the CW bin is still mighty full. These little quilts are to measure 36x36 up to 36x47, so it could turn out that I make more than four.

A second one with a different color scheme is in progress. Stay tuned.



8 comments:

Janet O. said...

Good plan. That is a nice design, I like it off center that way. More visual interest. : )

Erin Hibshman said...

Great layout! I love the movement of the off-center square. This summer has been pretty productive for my sewing endeavors. I just finished a BIG flimsy, and made 5 pillowcases to be donated to children's wing of the big hospital nearby. On to the next project!

Barbara Anne said...

Love the look of this quilt with the off-set diamond formed by the strip blocks. Well done! I cannot wait to see the next one!

Hope it's cooler there than it is here. Please send rain! Thank you!

Hugs!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Go, Nancy -- GO!!

LizA. said...

I agree with the others, I really like the offset design of this. It's taken me a long time to realized just how much a setting like this enhances a quilt.

Karla said...

Offset, nice. A bit like me :-) giggle

Susan said...

I like the contrast of the modern layout with the traditional fabrics!

Laura said...

Love the colors (as always), and the off center design is really cool.