Sunday, May 5, 2013

Mini Triangle Lap Quilt

I finished this up today and feel great as I've been meaning to make it for some time.  Every time I visit my Grandma I think to really should make her a little lap quilt as she spends the majority of her time in her wheelchair.  I can't wait to give it to her and for her to have something from me to provide her with some tangible comfort.

Miss G got in on the action again!  She was my  little helper:)

In between amusing them this afternoon, I managed to finish piecing it and then quickly quilt and bind! One good thing about this quilt is that it is only 25x31 which will hopefully be perfect for my little Grandma.

As for the binding, it was just by chance that I went to a local fabric store and stumbled across the most perfect fabric for this quilt!  It literally has all of the colours I had already selected:)  Love when that happens!  
For the back, I decided to use my Grandma's favourite colour, red, so I went with flannel to make it soft for her.  Didn't do anything fancy, but I'm happy with the results.

Knowing that my Grandma lives in a nursing home, I wanted to make sure it had her name on it but I didn't have any labels.  I pulled out my sewing machine manual, checked out some features and embroidered her name on the back before I made the "fabric sandwich."  Worked out great!

Haven't tackled triangles before but all in all I'd definitely make a triangle quilt again.  In fact, I already have some Anna Maria Horner fabric ready to go....but first have to finish my husband's quilt!


  1. That is so cute! Love the colors!

  2. That turned out so nicely and embroidering her name on the back makes it hard for it to be removed! Well done you!