Here’s an easy and quick to stitch lap quilt design that practically makes itself. Start by pairing up 2 different fabrics that complement each other and cut 6″ squares from each fabric.
Next, stack the fabric pieces and make a horizontal and a vertical cut as shown below:
Separate the pieces-
Then rearrange the piles into blocks for stitching:
After stitching the blocks are 5 1/2″ unfinished.
Here’s a closeup of my layout, finished size of the blocks are now 5″ by 5″.
And the finished quilt top looks like this:
This quilt was 8 blocks by 12 blocks, (40″ X 60″) a perfect size for a lap quilt. It’s fun to play with the fabric colors, or try it with batiks, holiday fabrics or kid fabrics. You can use up your scraps, change the size, rotate the setting, whatever suits your fancy!