A Lap Quilt for Dad | FreshlyPlanted

A Lap Quilt for Dad

One of my crafting goals has been to delve deeper into quilting. I've heard it's dangerous territory, that you'll find yourself stock-piling fabrics and day-dreaming of patterns, but I'm willing to take my chances (wink). Although I've done simple quilted cushions, I've never done any quilted blankets. Mostly because of a deep-seated dread (more like a paralyzing fear) of binding. But my Dad is having trouble staying warm these days, so I faced my fears and got to work.

Dad's Quilt
Dad's QuiltDad's Quilt
Dad's Quilt
Dad's Quilt
All the fabric was from my stash. Going into this project, I never would've expected to have a lap quilt's worth of fabric. It turns out I had that, and much, much more! It's amazing how quickly it piles up (ahem). The whale print I've had since my teaching days, waiting for the right project. I kept the pattern simple, so it would be a comfort and not a confusion. The binding- aided by sleeping kids & a dram of wine- also went well. It's not perfect, but a good step in the right direction. All in all a nice cozy quilt for his lap or shoulders, especially with its doubled-up batting! We've enjoyed some good snuggles with it first, just to make sure (smile). 

Dad's Quilt
And  here is my sweet photography assistant, just because. 



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Cassidy Sevier

Cassidy is a former art classroom teacher from the city, now unexpected homeschooler to three active kids in the woods. She loves nature, good books, large pots of tea, and creative projects with her family. You can read about their learning adventures and more at Freshly Planted.com

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