Shifting sewing projects to home décor, I decided that it was time to return to my machine quilting projects. Hunting through my fabric stash, I found fabric for the following projects. Some of these will go toward Project Linus while others will be either sold or given away as presents.
This lap quilt measures 44 x 44 inches. The top layer is a field of bumble bees. It is trimmed using yellow extra wide double fold bias tape.
The next quilt was made using a princess motif top layer and a pale pink bottom layer. Medium weight batting was used as well as a hot pink double fold bias tape trim. This quilt went to our grand niece to use during name time at preschool. She loves her fairy tale princesses.
I stumbled across these two Sunbonnet Sue quilt blocks so I attached them to a red printed fabric, from my fabric stash, and then used this new fabric piece for the top layer of a Sunbonnet Sue lap quilt. Then I used a mauve printed fabric piece for the back panel.
You can see the quilted lines on the reverse. All quilting is machine quilting. I simply used the squares from the front as my template for these quilting lines. I used brick red double fold bias trim for the edging.
Now, the finished product looks like this ….
The entire piece is about 44 by 45 inches.
I then found this floral flannel fabric and decided to make a two-sided flannel quilt for Project Linus.
I used a medium weight batting and lemon yellow double fold bias tape for this one. Machine quilting was done in simple vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines. This quilt is about 44 x 44 inches.
My next two projects were constructed using pre-quilted fabric so all I had to do was cut the desigred length and add mataching bias trim. These are abour 44 x by 72 inches. I thought these would be good for teenage boys. Here is what the royal blue quilt looks like.
The flip side looks like this. I actually have enough fabric to make another one just like this. I could only make one because I ran out of bias tape. The stores in Hilo did not have any to match. Meant a trip to the fabric store, JoAnn’s, when I’m on vacation, to pick up more bias tape. Ahhhh, shucks!
I have the following green pre-quilted fabric to make similar size quilts (like the blue ones above). I just need lime green bias tape.
Here’s what the green fabric looks like. I think these will turn out nicely as well.