August 2, 2019

Lap Quilts

All photographs by Brent Kane for Martingale. Used with permission.
O M Goodness! Have you seen The Big Book of Lap Quilts published by Martingale earlier this year? It is a round-up of 51 amazing patterns for lap quilts all in one beautifully photographed package!


Regardless of the mood you are in, you will find a project in the book to match it as there are quilts for every season by your favorite quilt designers. Lap quilts are versatile and make perfect gifts, are ideal for home decor, and their size allows us to make them fairly quickly. You know the season of gift-making and giving is coming up and I think it is awesome to have so many options in one single source.

The quilts in The Big Book of Lap Quilts range from the fast to more elaborate, from modern to traditional, and every other type in between. Best of all, they are great stash-busters (I need to make more room for the new fabric lines coming up this Fall!).

I love the use of traditional blocks in different settings and the many projects with applique' here and there to add a touch of whimsy. I have already made a list of the 'must-make' projects.

If you are like me, you have all sorts of fabrics in your quilting room and, sometimes, it is difficult to figure out how to combine them into a beautiful quilt. Well, do you see the possibilities here? There are some fabrics I never wanted to cut into but the fantastic projects in The Big Book of Lap Quilts may just break my resolve - look at "Hand Warmers" by Susan Nelsen (top right) - yep, I will finally use my stash of black prints on this one!

I have many of the Big Books by Martingale - the value for your money is incredible! I rush to them for inspiration, when I want to make a project but not sure which one to make, or when only quilty eye-candy can get me through a day with the blues. The Big Book of Lap Quilts is "the" gift for beginners and veteran quilters alike and is a beautiful coffee table book, too.

So... was this enough to get you sewing today? I hope so! Have a great one,





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