Monday, April 3, 2023

Fast & Fun Lap Quilts - Bonus Quilt with Free PDF Pattern!!!

In celebration of my Fast & Fun Lap Quilts being newly released with C & T Publishing, I am sharing a brand new Bonus Fast & Fun Lap Quilt!!!   Here is Thunderbird and you can get the FREE PDF Pattern here ;)    

Just like all of the Fast & Fun Lap Quilts, it is made with 1 Layer Cake and some background fabric.  (I used a treasured Persimmon Layer Cake and Grunge Paper background :)   And while this quilt might look a little complicated, it actually quite Fast & Fun to make, surprise, surprise!!!   The quilt is made with No-Waste Flying Geese, (which if you haven't made yet, you are going to love!!) and Half Square Triangles.  Those go together with some basic piecing of 20 blocks that are laid out in alternate rows to give you this amazing Thunderbird quilt.  It finishes at 60" x 72" so it is a great lap size quilt ;)

And you might have noticed in the first picture, this bonus quilt comes with a bonus pillow/mini quilt !!!  There wasn't quite enough leftovers in the Layer Cake to do a scrappy binding (like several of the quilts in Fast & Fun Lap Quilts ) but there was just enough to make this matching pillow/mini wall hanging.   And yes, the FREE PDF Pattern also includes instructions for this bonus :)  

When it came time to quilt my Thunderbird quilt, I decided to to an all over echoed paisley design. I love how it adds so much movement to all of those crisp points. And if you love this design, I just happen to have a free Video Tutorial for creating this free motion quilting design on your home machine ;)  It's always fun to be Happy Quilting!! 

I hope you love this Thunderbird quilt as much as I do and if you make your own (or any of the quilts from Fast & Fun Lap Quilts) I would love to see them! You can share your projects with me on social media with the hashtags  #happyquiltingwithmc and #fastandfunlapquilts and tagging @happyquiltingmc or email me a picture at I can't wait to see your Quilts!!

And one last note before I sign off . . . Just a reminder of The Fast & Fun Sampler Quilt Along that starts on Wednesday!!!   

You can see all the details of this Fast & Fun Sampler Quilt Along in this post.   I can't wait to Quilt Along with each of you :) 


I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
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  1. Thank you for the free pattern… this quilt is beautiful!!!
    MicheleTimms at gmail dot com

  2. The quilt is so pretty!!! Thank you!

  3. This is one of the sweetest quilts.
    I hope to join the sew along.
    Happy Spring Melissa

  4. Thank you for this pattern! Thanks for the video, I'm subscribed now.


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