Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Cheerful Race

This quilt was a fast finish which I made for Quilts for Kids SLC.  I found out that quilts for teenagers aren't donated as often.  So when I went to the scrap quilt workshop I asked what size would be good for teenagers.  They said lap quilts would be good because they are supposed to be comfort quilts and not bed quilts.  I love making lap quilts.  

I used my chunky race quilt calculations and fabrics from my mother to make this quilt.  It takes 30 four inch width of fabric strips. I cut each WOF strip in half at the fold and cut off the selvages.  Three 21 inch strips are for one row.  Eleven and a half 21 inch strips are for four rows.  Forty-five and a half 21 inch strips are for 16 rows.  Each section is pieced like a jelly roll race and trimmed to the same width.  

I pieced the quilt top in the morning.  

I quilted it in the afternoon before dinner.

And I did the binding after the kids were in bed.  

I hope to get some better pictures before I wash it and donate it.  But it has been so cold and my kids have been sick off and on for the last month.  Check out the view from my back yard the day I finished this quilt.  

Cold.  That's all I can say.  



  1. Love this pattern for an easy finish! Fun to quilt too.

  2. Someone is going to be delighted to receive this lovely quilt. I'm at the time of year where I'm questioning why we moved away from Hawaii; I do not like cold weather, haha. I supposed I just need to make more quilts!

  3. Love the view from your backyard! I'm happy you are making some quilts for older kids - there really is a need. Nice quilt!!! ~Jeanne

  4. Yeah, I'm not a fan of cold. Snow is pretty to look at, but that's about it for me! That L's quilting is such a fun quick motif.


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