Thursday, February 5, 2015

Throwback Thursday Quilt Edition--Lap Quilt

On Thursdays I do a new post about a quilt I made before I started blogging. It's a way to document what I've done in the past. I have enough old quilts to keep this going for quite some time. 

Today's quilt is one I made for my niece's mother-in-law last spring. She was in an auto accident that left her paralyzed, and I decided that she needed something quickly to use in her wheelchair while waiting for therapy sessions. 

I found this pattern, All in a Row, by Leni Levenson Wiener, in her book 3-fabric quilts. It was perfect for my purposes--fast, a good size, with clear instructions and a pleasing graphic quality. I chose colors that reminded me of life by the water, as C divides her time between the shores of Lake Michigan and the gulf coast in Florida. 

This quilt drove home to me the idea that FMQ was a worthwhile technique for me to learn for quilts that were needed quickly. It was so much faster than hand quilting--and prettier and more satisfying than tying. It was one of the first projects I FMQ'd for someone else. 

The finished quilt measured 36 by 40 inches before washing. I pieced it on my Singer Featherweight and quilted it (meandering) on my Singer 115 Treadle. The batting is cotton (I've forgotten what brand--this was pre-blogging, and I wasn't paying attention to all the details.) The thread is Superior King Tut Cotton--probably Papyrus.

I'm linking up today with My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday.


  1. Getting hold of a treadle is the one thing that would persuade me to try FMQ, I think, but I just can't figure out where I could keep one!

  2. It's a really pretty quilt. I wish I could see the quilting.