Friday, April 19, 2013
Juggling Summer Lap Quilt
My oldest granddaughter has birthday #12 coming up in a couple weeks, and I am determined to supply her with a quilt!
My choice of fabric was Juggling Summer by Zen Chic for Moda. I had a jelly roll and a fat eighths bundle; plus I purchased a few yards of one of the prints for border interest as well as a coordinating fabric for the back. I just finished sewing the rows of blocks together, and I am loving the way it looks.
The quilt pattern I chose is "Pickup Sticks" by Little Louise Designs on Etsy. It involves setting the blocks on point and adding setting triangles and corners. I have had a few problems with the pattern, but I am still new to quilting and not familiar with setting corners. I found a very useful tutorial at McCallsQuilting.com on Setting Blocks on Point and found the information I needed.
This will be a lap quilt for her. She has a "zebra" theme in her room and loves "mint" colors, so this quilt should fit right in.