Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Treasured - Fast & Fun Lap Quilts Book Tour

 It's Week 9 of my Fast & Fun Lap Quilts Book Tour and today I am sharing the final quilt in the book, the Treasured quilt! And I just love this quilt!!!  It looks a little complicated, but again, it is pretty fast, mostly made with lots of stitch and flip fun.   And all of the angled seams are nested, so you get perfect points every time.    I love how the large sashing just sets off each block, really letting them shine in each of their fabric combo's!!!    And one more scrappy binding to finish it all off, so cute!!!


Here is the introduction I wrote about Treasured in the Fast & Fun Lap Quilts Book.  "When I first designed this quilt, I called it X Marks the Spot.  But when the quilt was finished, it was just way to pretty for that name.  So what goes with X Marks the Spot?  Obviously, it's where you find the treasure.  Then it hit me: this would be a Treasured quilt for anyone!  I hope it's truly a treasure for you or a loved one."


When writing this book, I tried to give you all of the tips and trick that I would share if I were teaching a quilting class.  This is my favorite tip from the Treasured quilt.  I know, we all (myself included) get in a huge rush to finish a quilt when all we have left is just to sew the sashing around the blocks.  But the few extra minutes it takes to align your sashing and pin the intersections it is totally worth the end result.    Straight sashing quilts are happy sashing quilts :)  



Treasured was made using Sonnet Dusk fabrics by Corri Sheff for Riley Blake Designs.  All the quilts in Fast and Fun Lap Quilts are made with 1 Layer Cake/10" Stacker and a background fabric.   You will use 39 of the 10" squares for this quilt.  This quilt finishes at 52 1/2" x 68 1/2", making it great  lap size quilt to snuggle up in.    

I had so much fun custom quilting each of the quilts in Fast & Fun Lap Quilts .  For this Treasured quilt, I quilted feathered swirls in the background.  Then in the block, I did petals, pebbles, wishbones, and straight lines to showcase each part of each block.  And ya know, one last time,  I used 402 So Fine thread to blend perfectly into the white background and all of the prints.   


And that is my Treasured quilt, the ninth and final lap quilt in my new Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book !  You can find the Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book in your local or online quilt shops,  Martingale Publishers, or if you would like a personalized signed copy, you can order from my Etsy shop.  And if you make your own Treasured quilt, I would love to see it!!  You can share your quilts with me on social media using hashtag #happyquiltingwithmc and #fastandfunlapquilts and tag me @happyquiltingmc or you can email me a picture at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com.   


And speaking of making a Treasured Quilt, my amazing friends at Fat Quarter Shop have made up their own Treasured Quilt using Zinnia by April Rosenthal for Moda.    Isn't that just so fun to see it done up so bright and happy!!  And I love how they flipped the sides of the blocks to make it their own ;)   It is such a happy finish!!    You can see all the details at The Jolly Jabber!!  


And while you are visiting Fat Quarter Shop at The Jolly Jabber be sure to enter their giveaway. My wonderful friends are sharing a  Zinnia Layer Cake (which is super awesome as it doesn't release until next month!!) with one lucky reader!!!  How fun is that, you can make a super happy Treasured quilt as well!!!  You can enter the giveaway at the Jolly Jabber.  




And that is it for today, thanks for popping in for Week 9of the Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book!

I am just so happy to share this Treasured quilt and be sure to pop back in on Saturday when I will share a second version of the quilt.  

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day! 

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1 comment:

  1. I really like how the sashing sets off the pretty blocks - fun quilting space too.

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