The lawn chair quilt is such a quick and easy quilt to make. It’s also perfect for Jelly Rolls as well as left over strips from other projects. I have made three so far and I’m sure there are more in my future.
The lawn chair quilt pattern is a quick and fun and free pattern to make by Monica Solorio-Snow, aka Happy Zombie that you can find in the Moda Bake Shop. It’s also kind of cool because it uses precuts and also, you can get 2 quilts out of three jelly rolls. But I didn’t do that. 😉
The first couple I made were Christmas gifts for my sister, Kendra, and sister-in-law, Kelly, for Christmas. I followed the tutorial for two and made them at the same time, though I used very different fabrics for each. Let me apologize in advance for the poor photos of these first two. I’m going back a LONG time and my photos are subpar.
I had this stack of fabrics in my stash, which I love, and decided to use them for Kendra’s quilt. I can’t remember what the fabric was called or who it was by.
I still have some leftovers that I hope to do something with some day.
For Kelly’s quilt, I used Kona chartreuse and a colorful chevron striped jelly roll.
You start sewing your background fabrics on either side of your jelly roll strips, cut to different lengths.
Then layout your blocks as desired and begin sewing your columns together.
I decided to try applique, which I hadn’t really done yet, to add their names to the backs of their quilts.
Then, of course, basting. I guess I didn’t take a photo of this riveting step in Kendra’s quilt. LOL
For Kelly’s quilt, I decided to free motion quilt swirls all over.
And for Kendra’s, loops and hearts.
And then binding. I always love binding, the anticipation of finishing the quilt, the first one to kind of use it while I’m snuggled up under it stitching it. And this time was especially nice because I was binding to Christmas lights.
I wish I had taken better photos of the finished quilts but you live and learn, huh? And actually, Kelly’s was still being bound when I took the photo of the front.
And here’s Kendra’s.
All washed and ready to wrap up for Christmas.
The last one I made was a couple years ago. I had leftover strips of a jelly roll by @aprilrosenthal from making a @Sewkindofwonderful Metro Hoops quilt that I paired with Essex Linen for this gorgeous version. It’s one of my favorites.
I quilted it with a somewhat loose, plain meandering pattern all over.
I love how it turned out!
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