By now we’re all tired of winter and wanting to look toward spring. It’ll come be rest assured. At this time of the year we’re also thinking about projects for spring and of course, I’m thinking ahead to Mother’s Day.
Join me this week as I share with you a new original design for a modern, strip pieced and easy applique lap quilt that can be made just for mom. I’ll be showing how to assemble easy strip pieced blocks, how to applique simply with Heatnbond Lite iron-on adhesive and Gütermann invisible nylon thread and how to bind neatly by machine to make a gorgeous cozy lap quilt aptly named Spring Blossoms for Mom.
Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that creeps up on you and gifts for Mom are especially hard to shop for. I get kind of confused about the many ideas out there and can’t for the life of me, decide on what to buy. Making a handmade gift is sure to eliminate this confusion.
There’s time now to get started and be finished making this quilt in time for Mother’s Day.
Oh and yes… there’s a link for a free pattern download (tulip applique) in the materials list below.
- ½ yd of 5 different background fabrics, use low volume or muted shades to show off appliques. Fabric shown is from my stash, bust out yours.
- 3-5 different scraps of green for tulip stems
- scraps of fabric in shades of spring tulips, minimum of 5 shades
- 2 yds fabric creations flannel solids-baby pink for backing (prewash recommended)
- Fairfield Soft and Toasty natural cotton batting (45″ x 60″)
- Heatnbond Lite iron-on adhesive (½ yd approx)
- SpraynBond basting adhesive
- Free tulip applique pattern download available here
- Gütermann invisible nylon thread
- Gütermann 100% cotton thread for piecing to match background fabrics
- SCHMETZ Microtex Sharp machine needles Size 70/10
- iron with cotton setting.
- small embroidery scissors – I used KAI 7000 Series stainless steel tailoring shears
- sewing machine with zigzag stitch and blanket stitch
- open toe foot for sewing machine
This quilt would also be a great quilt for a little girl or baby gift. Tuck it away and be ready for gift giving.
I decided I’m making this as a Mother’s Day gift as a mother is like a quilt, each one is beautiful and unique!
Now you know what materials to gather, follow along this week as I share how to make this pretty quilt. Tomorrow, I’ll discuss preparing and cutting the fabric. Spring will be in my studio.