At Christmas time, I made lap quilts for three of my children but wasn’t sure the older son would want one. Then, I decided he might like to have something to throw over himself and his two dogs when he naps in his recliner. I wanted to use scraps and made his quilt using my 1920s Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt book. I had made a wall hanging back in 2010 when I first received the book, but for this quilt made blocks I hadn’t tried before – all with blue scraps. The blocks were of various sizes and I used borders to make them all the same size and maroon sashing to put them together.
The backing/batting is a pretty blue fleece.
The quilt measures 48 x 60 inches and took on a nautical look without my intending it to be that way. I think it will be a nice 60th birthday gift for my son and his dogs.
10 thoughts on “A Birthday Lap Quilt”
Perfect gift! Love all that blue. Reminds me I need to sort scraps by color so I am ready for a project like that!
I Love this quilt ! All of those beautiful blues ! 💙💙💙 and cute fabrics!
I love the blue and I know your son and his doggies will!! I especially like the tag you put on back.
It’s beautiful. 🙂 I’m doing a very simple top right now with a fleece backing.
And it will be so warm! That’s a good size. The log cabin from my floor is that size right now. Trying to decide whether to leave it or turn it into a twin.
It looks great! Love how you made each block different with various sizes! The backing is going to be so cozy, too!
What a beautiful quilt. I love the blue fabric and the blocks. Thanks for sharing. Hope all is well at your end of town.
An attractive and useful gift – I love that you’ve done it for your son AND his dogs;-)
I am so in love with this! There is so much love and time and thought invested into this. I’m sure he’ll love it!
It’s a great gift – even for a guy! 🙂