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Last minute gift: a lap quilt using Banyan Batiks Jungle Rose

by Robin Bogaert

This year, I designed the Fireside Modern Drunkards Path quilt from the Jungle Rose Cool colorway by Banyan Batiks as a way to show quilting enthusiasts a last minute quilt can be done in time for Christmas. The quilt’s name is inspired by Fairfield Quilter’s 80/20 Batting and as a lap quilt, it’s the perfect size to cozy-up in front of a crackling fire this winter. You’ll see the modern and the drunkardspath in the obvious quilt design because the curves are somewhat randomly placed.

This time of year gets really crazy for most families. There’s a plethora of organizing and tasks to get done before December 25th. I always like to spend time to plan and execute some very personal handmade gifts regardless of the craziness of the season.

With this quick quilt you can too!

Fireside Modern Drunkards Path quilt with Banyan Batiks Jungle Rose Cool

I fell in love at first sight with the Jungle Rose Cool fabric to make this lap quilt. If you love this Banyan Batiks fabric line too, be sure to ask for it at your local quilt shop.

Jungle Rose Cool collection by Banyan Batiks – The large piece is my backing & binding

The products below are also needed for this project including: Gütermann cotton 50wt thread for piecing, Gütermann variegated cotton 50wt thread for quilting, SpraynBond Basting Adhesive for quick basting, HeatnBond Lite Iron-on Adhesive for the appliqued arcs and Fairfield Quilter’s 80/20 Quilt Batting to make the quilt soft, cozy and quilted.

Gütermann Thread, Fusible Web, Quilt Batting, Basting Spray.Fairfield Quilter's 80/20 Quilt Batting, SpraynBond Basting Adhesive, HeatnBond Lite Iron-On Adhesive. Banyan Batiks Jungle Rose Cool

Gütermann Thread, Fairfield Quilter’s 80/20 Quilt Batting, SpraynBond Basting Adhesive, HeatnBond Lite Iron-On Adhesive

Of course, I’m in gift making mode and time is passing quickly, so I made my Fireside Modern Drunkards Path quilt in an appliquilt method. I’m not sure if appliquilt is even a real word but that’s what I’m calling this method. What’s great about it is, it turns time consuming curved piecing into a quick fused applique thanks to HeatnBond Lite Iron-On Adhesive. My 42″ x 60″ quilt was all cut out, pieced and appliquilted within the same day.

Follow along to see how I made this quilt.



For this quilt I chose the following from Jungle Rose Cool Banyan Batiks:
  •  2¾ yds 80410-63 (includes piecing, backing & binding).
  •  ⅜ yd 80411-63
  •  ⅜ yd 80411-74
  •  ⅜ yd 80412-71
  •  ⅜ yd 80413-63
  •  ⅜ yd 80413-69
  •  ⅜ yd 80413-72
  •  ⅜ yd 80414-69
  •  ⅜ yd 80415-61
  •  ⅜ yd 80415-74


Banyan Batiks Jungle Rose Cool colorway

You could also make this quilt in warm colors. Jungle Rose Warm, they’re beautiful as well.

Banyan Batiks Jungle Rose Warm colorway

Don’t forget to download the free pattern and start shopping for your fabric combinations (5 light and 5 dark recommended).

Come on back tomorrow when I discuss my step by step method of cutting and preparing my Banyan Batiks Jungle Rose Cool fabric for appliquilt. This method may just become one you use again and again.

Happy Fabric Shopping!

This is part 1 of 5 in this series.

Go to part 2: Cutting Jungle Rose fabric for a modern drunkards path quilt


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