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

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