I like really big lap quilts. The kind you can really wrap around your whole body as you veg on the couch. No having to chose between cold toes or cold shoulders.
My best customer, aka my Mom, asked me to make a quilt for her friend. This friend had seen some of my baby quilts and expressed a desire to have her own handmade quilt. My mom gave me little instruction on the design only saying that it should be "lap sized" and "colorful."
I chose to make some scrappy monochromatic rectangles by sewing scraps together willy-nilly and then cutting it down to 6 x 12" because that is one of the ruler sizes I have. Then I added borders to make 14" square blocks. The colored rectangles were bordered by white/cream/ or gray solids and the neutral rectangles were bordered by colored solids. This was a great scrap buster.
I used some black and white prints as well as a pop of purple for the back. My mom's friends all seem to love purple.
I chose a yellow lightning bug print for the binding. I think it contrasts well with the back and adds a bright and sunny finish to the front.
We took all these photos in a parking lot just before dropping my mom off at the airport to head back home. A last minute finish indeed.
SIZE: approximately 52" x 68"
FABRICS: various itty bitty scraps, solids mostly kona or connecting threads. Backing B/W prints are from Modern by Robin Zigone. Print is metamorphosis from the Cocoon fabric line by Valerie Wells
QUILTING: Large scale meander by FMQ on my home machine with Aurifil 50wt #2000
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts. Happy Friday!!