Lawn Chair Quilts




Lawn Chair Quilts
Yield TWO 48" x 75" finished quilts
by Monica Solorio-Snow of Happy Zombie

Great quilt for the beginner quilter, and fun for the experienced quilter. No triangles or biased edges... no points to be perky, and no seams to meet up. Perfect for a retreat project - fun and fast. Especially fun if you're enjoying a quilt retreat with a picnic on the lawn.

Instructions are based on 42" - 44" width of fabric
All seams ¼"
Picnic not included


  • 1 Jelly Roll of It's a Hoot by MoMo (or 32 - 2½" strips)
  • 2 Jelly Rolls of Moda Bella Solid (or 4⅝ yard of yardage, cut into 64 - 2½" strips)
For each quilt:
  • 54" x 81" batting
  • ½ yard binding
  • 2¼ yard backing


1. Divide It's a Hoot strips into color groups:
16 strips of pinks, reds & yellows with 32 strips of solid
16 strips of blues & greens with 32 strips of solid

2. Working in one color group at a time, set aside one color group to be assembled after completion of first color group.

3. Join a solid strip to each side of the It's a Hoot print to make a 3-piece unit. Press to the print. Make 16.



4. From each of the sixteen 3-piece units, cut:
2) 12½" x 6½" units
2) 6½" x 6½" units
1) 3½" x 6½" units (from eight 3-piece units only)



5. With assorted print units, assemble row as per diagram. Press. Make 8 rows.



6. Join rows to complete the quilt top, alternating each row in an opposite direction. Press. Layer, baste, quilt and bind.




7. Repeat steps 3 - 6 for second color group quilt.



Please note:

The photographs show an extra row because I had leftover fabric and had enough to make an additional row.  I had added the row on after I wrote the instructions, and my apologies for not noting that.   

The pattern, illustrations and measurements do not include the additional row.  Of course free free to add the row if you have left over and extra batting/backing/binding. 



Yield TWO quilts - or one if using one of the tops as your backing.
Happy summering!

Monica


59 comments:

Mama Mel said...

I LOVE these quilts! I am definitely trying this recipe! :) Thank you!

the Material Girls Quilts said...

Oh my gosh!! that is so cute!! I heart that zombie:) I will be making this!!
Nadine

greetingarts said...

This is really a winner. Must try it one day. Thanks so much!

Paige said...

I agree with those who commented above me. I really like this one!

rockgranny said...

Guess what am I going to do this weekend? Yeeeees!Lown chair quilt
Thanks for the recipe

Bec Clarke said...

Oh I looove this pattern.
Thank you so much

jaybird said...

so adorable monica!!

Pat Sloan said...

Monica YOU ROCK!!! I must make these... RIGHT NOW... yes.. NOW... hehe!

Beth said...

I love Monica! This is so cute!

chq said...

Love this so much...it's perfect!

Thimbleanna said...

Definitely a Zombie Quilt. Too, Too Fantastic. You're AMAZING Woman. Love LOVE these quilts!!!

Cindy said...

So cute and easy!!

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

Amazing! Totally super cool! Way to go Happy Zombie!

Bradie Sparrow said...

Monica! Love it!!

Mary Anne Drury said...

BRILLIANT !!!! What a cute idea !!!

Little Lady Patchwork said...

I must make these!

Thanks Monica,
Stefanie

mascanlon said...

Cute! And the perfect project for a lazy holiday weekend. Good thing I've been buying those jelly rolls of solids!

Sherri said...

What great quilts...LOVE them!

thelazyquilter said...

I'm a city girl, and my grandma would always have her lawn chair up at the top of the stoop watching all the people go by. Nice memory - gotta try this! :)

momto2wasd said...

This is a great way to use a jr that has two colorways that I don't want to use together--I love the quilts!

MichelleB said...

So cute! A great pattern.

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Super cute!

PamKittyMorning said...

Oh Monica. Everything about this is so cute and clever. xo

craftytammie said...

well of course I love it - I love everything you come up with! Can't wait to try it out!

Bari Ackerman said...

Monica... Could you be more clever? Love these!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Another winner from the fabulous Monica!

eamylove said...

You outdid yourself!!! Love this idea so much!

Sherry said...

This is great. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.

SarahB said...

This is so fun! Love the arrangement and that it can be pieced with all jelly rolls!

randi---i have to say said...

Love these quilts! so much fun color!

vanessa said...

absolutely LOVE THEM!!!!!

Kelly O. said...

THIS IS A GOOD ONE!

Quiltjane said...

What a fabulous summer quilt. I can hardly wait to try it out.

Melissa said...

WOW!!! I love that!! It looks so intricate and complicated...yet, it's not! What a great quilt! :)
Thanks for sharing it!

Robin said...

Love it! What a fabulous design!!! Thanks so much for sharing it, Monica!

Jamie in Louisiana said...

What a perfect Recipe! I can see this pattern in all sorts of fabrics. Great inspiration.

jeri said...

Too cute! Thanks for the recipe!

Jennifer Blosser said...

I'm looking at this before scrolling down and reading it thinking oh, we're going to cover old lawn chairs with fabulous quilts! I'm scrolling down and then I realize the pattern is like a lawn chair! Duh!

I'm lovin' it even more now!

Hugs & stitches,
Jennifer

Cara said...

OMG! Great quilts Monica!

amandajean said...

i LOVE these, Monica. but too bad the picnic isn't included. ;)

Betsy Lynn said...

Monica...what everyone said...spectacular!

Erin said...

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This is amazing!!! LOVE it Monica!

Marisa said...

What a clever idea!

Sandra said...

This is perfect for the retreat I'm attending next month and these can be Xmas gifts for my 2 daughters. Maybe I can even show this at my guild. Perfect way to use up some of those Jelly Rolls. Thanks!!

Lori Holt said...

Two quilts in one?
Very clever mOLT!...and lovin the lawn chair name and inspiration....such simplistic beauty and it's perfect...clean and colorful at the same time...and oh so summery.
A perfect combination.
You are truly a happy happy zombie:)
love,
soLORIo

Bisel Family said...

LOVE This.

Jennifer said...

Monica -
Love the quilt pattern - thank you for sharing. How would you recommend quilting it? Straight line? diagonal? stippling? I am new to quilting so any recommendations are most appreciated :)
-Jen

Carrie said...

My 3 piece units keep measuring 6 1/4" instead of 6 1/2" what am I doing wrong? I double checked my SA and it is 1/4" and I double checked my jelly width and it is 2.5"....This is my first quilt, so I could be making an obvious mistake... Thanks.

Anne said...

Your directions and diagrams are correct but the color pictures of every quilt shown has an extra row! Is it to make it look more balanced? An inquiring mind wants to know... Thanks! My first one is on the wall... and I am now thinking it does need that extra row... which means I have to get more fabric...
FrenchieAnne

happy zombie said...

Hi Anne,
I have no way to contact you, so I'll have to answer you here. I hope you see my comment.

The photographs show an extra row because I had leftover fabric and had enough to make an additional row. I had added the row on after I wrote the instructions, and my apologies for not noting that.

The pattern, illustrations and measurements do not include the additional row. Of course free free to add the row if you have left over and extra batting/backing/binding.

Anne said...

Thanks for your comment back! I do not have extra background fabric so I decided to adjust and make it shorter so I can add the extra row for balance of design on the side. The twins I am making the quilts for are on the short side so 75" seemed too long for a lap quilt. How can I send you a picture of my "revised" version??
Thanks again for getting back to me!
FrenchieAnne

happy zombie said...

I'd love to see a pic, Anne! As doe everyone! Moda Bakeshop has a flickr pool for sharing their bakeshop project photos - it's super fun to see what everyone has made: http://www.flickr.com/groups/modabakeshop

Caution: Pour a fresh cup of coffee… you're gonna be there a while.

happy zombie said...

ooops… as DOES everyone...

Susan said...

They're such fun quilts. love the colors your chose!!

Kat said...

I know I'm late to the party, but I just wanted to say I LOVE this tutorial! I whipped up a top using this in about 4 hours this weekend:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MXC5DnlB3Wo/TlsgiDkHzuI/AAAAAAAAbPM/iR4IePMxfe0/s1600/Jen%2527s+Christmas+Quilt.jpg
I have another on on the docket for the recipient's other half too! Thanks!!!

helenip said...

Really love these quilts. Next on my list!

quilter4 said...

OK, I must be tired or something....I can't seem to understand how 2 1/4 yards for the backing will work. :-( I've already cut the fabric. HELP!

Harriet said...

i couln't find your particular jelly rolls but got something at the quilt sewing expo when they came through and got fabic for the plain section. I am hoping to make the two of them as Christmas gifts. Saw this in a magazine and loved it. Simple quick fun I hope.

Karen said...

Nice old Rail Fence pattern with a twist... elongating one of the rails makes it interesting! I am a bit happier when the origins of these "revival" patterns is made known... we aren't really reinventing the wheel here after all!