This is the second of the two small quilt tops that Mom made and gave to me. She is on a mission to clean out her fabric stash starting with scraps and the old stuff.
So I finished the quilted tablecloth and moved on to the lap quilt. This time I was going to use a smaller quilting pattern. One that would be easier to move around while in my machine. This quilt has a strong alternating horizontal and vertical stripe, so I wanted to accent that. I decided to follow the squares with the quilting and settled on a checkerboard type arrangement. The squares alternated with a circular then a straight design. It involved a lot more actual quilting than the tablecloth, but not as much moving of fabric (proportionate to the amount of stitching). My results were better than on the tablecloth, but still not very well done. I guess I need still more practice.The back is pretty too. It’s made from Burton’s discarded work shirts that had frayed collars and cuffs. He’s pretty hard on his clothing. I had to add in some of my own cotton scraps left over from other projects to have enough for the whole back. The batting was some I had on hand. Front, back, and inside this is a scrap quilt!This pattern of box quilting was fun. It’s all rather like doodling.
Most of the straight quilted squares were like the left side below. The circular ones had a little more variety. This one on the right is circular loops.These curves on the left are a mix of scallops and spirals.The batting I used on this lap quilt was Warm and White. It was part of Martha’s prize winnings from the Sulky challenge a good many years ago. She left it behind. (She doesn’t make quilts either) If I though the flannel in the table cloth was stiff and awkward, this stuff was one hundred times worse. I’ve used it for small things before and it was OK. Not so for a bigger size. For my bed quilt still left to be quilted, I’ll choose more wisely.