The batiks in this quilt make me realize fall is just around the corner. Our weather has been perfect the last couple of days……it sounds like we have some 90-degree days coming up though. I just finished up this quilt for special order. This is a lap quilt for a woman in a wheelchair. It is made with all batik fabrics and the size is 36″ x 48″.
River Squares Quilt Pattern for a wheelchair
I used my River Squares pattern for this quilt and added one more row to make it a little longer. This pattern goes together fast and easy…..my favorite kind of quilt.
I wanted the quilt to have some loft so I tried to do a large swirly free-motion stitching. I really, really have a hard time with that type of quilting…..I think I had to stop at least 3 times and use my seam ripper as I had a pleat in the back. I do much better with teeny tiny stitching. I put a batik on the back also.
I used a 50wt Aurifil thread. The color is 2340 and my spool is almost gone…..I seem to use this color a lot!
I always like to wash and dry a quilt before giving it to someone and I always use a Shout Color Catcher. No surprises that way.
I put a color catcher in the washing machine and dryer…..looks like it caught some of the colors! I always use one when washing a quilt.
I first made this quilt in brown batiks and also in blue batiks. In another post, I made pillows to match this quilt.
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