A PERSONALIZED QUILT AS A GIFT

Have you ever considered making a personalized quilt as a gift for a special person in your life? Below are two examples of lap quilts that are very personal to the quilt recipients. They were fun to make, and I kept them simple and easy.

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A personalized Quilt As A Gift – Reversible Sunflower & Ocean lap quilt

My sister loves sunflowers and the ocean (actually any body of water). I wanted to make her a lap quilt for her birthday. Something she could take along on travels and snuggle in. I made her a reversible quilt that includes both her favorite things.

This is the sunflower side. It is five different sunflower fabrics. The medium green separates the sunflowers. The border is a black. I believe the sizes of the strips are six inches for the sunflower and three inches for the green.

Personalized quilt - sunflower side of reversible quilt

For the water side, I started with a lighthouse panel. By adding 4 different fabrics that coordinated with it the theme continued.  The fabric right next to the panel is actually two fabrics – the top part is clouds and lightening, with the bottom fabric being waves.

Personalized quilt - the water side of the reversible quilt.

The outside black border is the same on both sides. It is also the binding.

Finished size is 62″ x 53″. Pieced during Dec. 2017.

Machine quilted by RLM in January 2018 in a stipple pattern.

A PERSONALIZED QUILT AS A GIFT – TEAL & YELLOW LAP QUILT

A PERSONALIZED QUILT AS A GIFT - TEAL & YELLOW LAP QUILT

My niece asked for a quilt in teal and yellow for her birthday. I had plenty of scraps to make the blocks. Bought enough of the teal and yellow paisley fabric for the outside border, binding, and the back.

The blocks started out as 8″ squares sewn diagonally and cut apart, so there were two identical triangle blocks. Directions are in this post. Sewed those into rows, and added the border.

Remember that you can easily adjust a simple pattern like this for your own needs. The blocks can be smaller or larger. The border can easily be adjusted to complete the quilt in the size you want.

Machine pieced and machine quilted in Feb. 2018. The quilting pattern is an all over stipple.

Her mom says that she loves it, and that the quilt is on top of her bed over the other blankets. I am always glad to know that quilts I make are loved.

Happy Stitching.

Another idea for a personal birthday quilt

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ALL PHOTOS AND WRITTEN CONTENT ARE MY OWN UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

Author: IndianaQuilter40

Made first quilt by myself in mid teens. Addicted to quilting. Love using simple quilt patterns and giving them a twist so they are my own....Live in central Indiana. Raised in Montana. Have traveled and worked all over US and in Germany. Certified medical coder, HIM manager, and medical record auditor. Married for 30+ years to a wonderful guy who likes my quilts. We have grown children and starting on grand-kids.

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