Each Christmas the Tarheel Quilt Guild, of which I am a member, presents lap quilts to patients/residents of the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fayetteville, N.C. Guild members are encouraged to make more than one to meet the 300 quilt goal. Most of my stash is floral, juvenile or patriotic in theme, but I do have a container of Homespun yardage and scraps. Many of the V.A. residents are male, and Homespun plaid fabric is perfect “guy” fabric.
Inspiration for this quilt came from Rita Hodge’s blog, Red Pepper Quilts, “Seashells by the Seashore”. My rectangle bricks were cut 4 1/2″ x 7.” There are 11 columns with 8 bricks per column. I alternated Homespun plaids with various ecru and tan bricks. After assembling the quilt top, I stay-stitched all around the quilt to prevent the seams from splitting apart during the quilting process. The quilting design is my variation of “Dwirling,” and looks similar to countour plowing. The binding is a green and black check fabric cut on the bias. The quilt measures 44″ x 51.”
This quilt was so quick and easy to make, I plan to make another . . . there is certainly more Homespun fabric in my container!