Veterans Lap Quilt

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Unknown Link to website or photo www.caroldoak.com What are you most proud of? That I had never done paper piecing before and did it! That I had never set a block on point and I did it! Although I have sewn for almost 50 years, I just took up quilting in May of 2012, and I'm loving every step of the learning curve! The classes here on Craftsy and information and educational materials found on the internet make any project possible! What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you have never paper pieced before, try it! If you have a copier at home, that's all you really need, a if you don't happen to have special paper piecing paper, you can use a cheap (thin) copy paper and get the same results! I would recommend that you reduce your stitch length so that the paper tears away quite easily, that worked like a charm for me. When I started this quilt, all I had was the paper piecing pattern for the block, no idea how I would assemble or quilt it. It truly was a work "in progress" as I didn't even know how many blocks I would need as I didn't know what the final quilt would look like! Knowing the final dimensions I needed helped me focus on the number of blocks I would need, then I had to determine layout etc. It was a true learning process for me from beginning to end and I did it and you can too!

What you will need

  • 100% cotton fabric
  • 80/20 batting
  • machine embroidery thread for quilting.

Q&A with NB Originals

Surfside6 asked:
Just a great treat for color and sentiment. Beautiful I love anything with stars anyway
NB Originals answered:
Me too, I'm all about the stars and red white and blue anything. It was so much fun to make, can't wait to do another quilt for the veterans too! So many patterns, so many ideas, so little time!
Marcidius asked:
NB Originals answered:
Thank you! I'm enjoying this new paper piecing experience and have plenty of use for new ideas with charity quilt work!
bettiemjg6351206 asked:
I make and donate Lap Quilts for Nursing Homes. I just saw this article about Lap Quilts for veterans, I would enjoy sewing the quilts for the veterans, How can I get started in this program. please e-mail Bettiemjg@aol.com Thank you.
NB Originals answered:
I'm not far from Ft. Bragg NC, and a friend of mine who's husband is retired military is the one who told me about it. Her quilt group is involved, so I gave them to her. I really don't know what the program is, but if you ask someone in the military, they might now!