Tuesday, April 2, 2013

thank you quilt for Lynn

Happy April everyone! The last two weeks have been filled with spring break fun for me as first my college girl was home for a week long visit, and then Thing 2 had her break from school. If only both school breaks had aligned in the same week! But the four of us still managed to spend a lot of time together :)

I intended to keep this quilt a surprise for my friend, Lynn, but I just had to give her some sneak peeks. She designed the logo for our new Crystal Lake Modern Quilt Guild early this year, and to thank her Paige and I decided to make a lap quilt. Lynn requested a zig-zag or chevron pattern using the same colors in the Fiestaware pillow I made for her in 2011.

We decided on something similar to this quilt by Rita at Red Pepper Quilts. I cut about 30 strips each of red, green, yellow, and blue fabrics, and 60 strips of Kona snow all measuring 2" x 22" and sewed them in sets of three - two colored and one Kona strip in each set.

Those 60 strip sets measuring 5" x 22" were then each cut into 4 segments measuring 5" square.

After the blocks were arranged in the zig-zag pattern on my design wall, the rest was easy! It took a bit of time to get all those rows sewn together, but I think she's gonna love it!

Block size is 4.5" finished. The finished quilt will measure 63" x 67.5" with 14 blocks across and 15 blocks down.

My job making the top is now done, so I'm handing it off to Paige for quilting on her long-arm machine. After some red dot binding is added it will be headed to Lynn's home. Maybe. It's really turned out well, and it might be quite difficult to actually give it away!! This pattern would be a great use of strip scraps, so I'll likely make another one. Maybe one with a dark solid instead of the Kona snow?


  1. Oh my goodness- I absolutely ADORE the way it looks - so tickled I'm speechless! THANK YOU, Shelley!!!

  2. So pretty and spring-ish/summery.
    Just right for this time of year.

  3. This is just gorgeous and clever. Thanks for sharing the 'how to'.

  4. This is so beautiful. Do you happen to have a picture that shows the quilting? I am always wondering how to quilt them after getting the tops done...any suggestions or pictures of finished quilt will be greatly appreciated.

    1. Hi Pam! I'm finally posting today with photos of the quilting. Hope these photos help. Enjoy the weekend!


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