Thursday, October 12, 2023

Lap Quilt for Joe's Mom

 Joe's Mom asked me for a lap quilt, so I started on the hunt for a fitting pattern.

I like Elizabeth Hartman's patterns, but I couldn't find a lap quilt that I liked.

Then one day I was looking on Etsy and found the Cat Scratch Quilt, made by Art East Quilting Company. It could be made in two sizes, and I thought the 40" by 40" would be perfect.

Once I looked through my fabric stash, I found all but the backing and the background fabric.  Joann's had the fabric I needed, so I went home and started cutting.

I put all the pieces in individual sandwich bags with labels so I could find the piece easily once I started sewing.

Speaking of sewing, I decided to use my Singer C240 Featherweight for the piecing and my Kenmore 117.959 for the quilting.

My quilting consists of using clear thread and sewing straight lines to form a grid.

Here it is:

The best part of doing this quilt was delivering it in person to Juneau, Alaska where Joe's Mom lives.  We live in Northern California, which makes for a fairly fast flight, with a stop in Seattle, Washington.

I hope Judy gets a lot of good use out of it.

Thanks for stopping.