sewn: Birthday Quilts, a year in the making (Easy Lap Quilt)



Fairy Tale Quilts, originally uploaded by earthchick.

So these were supposed to be for the boys’ fourth birthday. I worked on them with feline supervision.
365.7 - under watchful eyes
I ran into what I thought was a calamity when two of the fairy tale fabrics I ordered turned out to be canvas. But then Ashley told me I could totally use canvas for a quilt. So I did. (The one on the right has the two canvas fabrics – Jack and the Beanstalk and The Gingerbread Man – picked out by Little Buddha.)

I didn’t get these done in time for their fourth birthday. And then, having missed the deadline, I stalled out. I finally got them back out last month, and finished them with 8 days to spare before their fifth birthday. I love them very much.
Fairy Tale Quilt
pattern: Easy Lap Quilt, from Bend-the-Rules Sewing
fabrics: various, ordered from the folk tales section of reprodepot and some picked up at Joann’s
dates: late-April 2008 to late-May 2009

I really like the backing fabric, which is a mix of tales – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, etc.
Fairy Tale Quilt, detail

I love pulling a new quilt out of the dryer, when it’s all freshly crinkled, and then folding it up, so that it’s all squishy.
Fairy Tale Quilts, detail

The quilts are great for using on the ground outside.
365.365 - working on my happily ever after

And they are perfect for cuddling.
Fairy Tale Quilts, in action

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10 thoughts on “sewn: Birthday Quilts, a year in the making (Easy Lap Quilt)

  1. How absolutely adorable! I love the pic of them holding hands. Happy Birthday, from one May twin, to two others!

  2. I love them so much. And I’m so envious of all those fairy tale prints! A lot of the ones I love are long-gone. When I am queen I will pass a law that fabrics cannot go out of print.

  3. Oh my word, look at those beautiful boys!! What a sweet picture. Oh- lovely quilts, too…I was just completely smitten by the sight of those little angels.

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  5. Great quilts Stacey! I’m all over fabric like you are all over yarn. Glad you “broke the rules” and put the canvas in; the boys will love the different textures. And sleeping under them are the real test to see if they “work”. Clearly they do!

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