Susie’s Garden Lap Quilt – Free Pattern

image Susie’s Garden Lap Quilt.  Free Pattern.

Most of the quits I have made are just for love and I have given them away but, this is one quilt which I made for myself.  It is not fancy or difficult but I love it.

I just adore florals and so for a long time I collected ones that I liked.  I sewed squares of them together to represent a floral garden.

This quilt has travelled with me, it’s on my lap when I’m watching TV (or catching a few zzzz) I feel happy under it.

I just love utilitarian quilts which can be used and loved.

This quilt is a simple construction and  it is lap sized.  Would also make a great gift or charity quilt or one you really neeeeed for yourself.

Finished quilt size 44″ x 55″.

Instructions to make Susies Garden Lap Quilt

All seams based on 1/4″.

All fabrics have been washed and lightly pressed before use.

You will need 80 of 6″ x 6″squares of floral fabrics, (finishing at 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, assuming all seams are based on 1/4″).  The squares will be laid out in a 8 x 10 configuration.

Use at least 10 different floral fabrics to create variation.

imageSew four patches of four squares to make a total of 20 blocks.  Press your blocks.  Ensure no two same squares are next to each other.

Lay out your blocks 4 x 5 ensuring no two same fabrics abut.

Sew the blocks together.  Press.  There is your quilt top.  Quilt and bind as desired.  Have fun using it.

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29 thoughts on “Susie’s Garden Lap Quilt – Free Pattern”

  1. Love your quilt! I’m making one for a friend who is a keen gardener. I’m using lightweight furnishing fabric sample books, including a couple of designers guild ones and have some red and grey to hint at a garden wall and rockery. I’ve also got a lattice design to suggest a green house. I’m going to use rectangles and squares to try to make the design more irregular. Thank you for the inspiration
    Clare

  2. Thank you for sharing this beautiful floral quilt 🙂 with it’s easy instructions , truly an inspiration , I’ve been collecting floral fabrics for a while now , and should have more than enough to create a beauty like this one 🙂 Very greatful Wendyann (Poppiesplace)

  3. Can you explain what you mean by “You will need 80 x 6 inch squares, finishing at 5 1/2 inches of floral fabrics.” Is it 80 6 x 6 inch squares with a 5 1/2 inch border. Or is the “border” squares 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 and the rest 6 x 6 inch?

    1. Dear Nancy, with careful cutting you could probably use 10 fat quarters. Or if you have yardage, you could rotary cut 6″ widths from about 14 different prints – give or take depending on the width of your fabric.

    1. You can use any size square that you want. That’s the beauty of quilting. It is very flexible !

      1. Thank you, I am going to see if I can find a couple of Black and white large floral fabrics this may help with the placement of the blocks and just lighten it a little.

  4. I have only just seen this and it’s now 05/2017 your quilt is wonderful I love how you have made the whole quilt just using floral fabrics. Thank you. Marg

  5. What size is your finished quilt! I love it but wanted to know the final size before starting one. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love your quilt because I too love florals as I do love seeing flowers bloom in the garden, now you can have your garden inside on your lap !!

  7. I love this quilt. My name is Patrick. My mother taught me how to quilt a year ago. I find it very relaxing. I have been putting floral fabrics aside to make a quilt with them. The florals I have been collecting are tiny floral patterns. I’m going to lay some out and see how it will look in this pattern. I do think it will look great. Thank you for sharing your quilt.
    Patrick.

  8. You have given me so much inspiration tho it’s the middle of the night and i have to work tomorrow. But i can’t wait to start on this quilt. Thank You!!

  9. I absolutely fell in love with this quilt. It just goes to show that sometimes simplicity in design can be so beautiful and eye-catching. I’m making it for my mother-in-law, who just entered assisted living and can no longer enjoy her flowers that she grew at home. Had such fun finding all the beautiful floral fabrics. Then, I’m going to make one for my daughter!

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