A Tule Lap Quilt

I got the idea for my newest lap quilt the minute I saw this wonderful quilt over at Pretty Little Quilts. Isn't is great? Love those colors! Her quilt pattern is from Camille Roskelley's book Simply Retro. When I looked it up, I realized the blocks are set on point. I wanted mine straight, which is how hers appeared in the photo. I had 10 fat quarters of Tule by Leah Duncan that I wanted to use.

 I couldn't find any graph paper so I drew one up (yes, it isn't all square) and got out the colored pencils. I tried it with 4 inch squares and it worked out perfectly for the fat quarters I have! I love it when that happens :) I actually ended up cutting into a 1/2 yard piece as well because I love the print.

I guess it's pretty much a granny square that isn't set on point. I'm sure someone has made it or there is a pattern somewhere out there. I made up my own for the size I wanted. I could have saved on cutting and piecing by using longer strips for the 2 and 3 piece sections but I wanted to keep everything the same so it would go together well. Sometimes my figuring gets off and creates more work, so I stuck with the 4 inch squares all the way through. Everything is cut and it's about half way pieced. I'm hoping to finish the top over the weekend. The only thing I'm concerned about is that some of the lighter prints will get lost in the white and lose the pattern design. But I still think it will be pretty!

I also have to share this new Butterfly Dance bundle I got from Vintage Fairytale. Staci had a bundle sale and I couldn't resist this, it's so darn cute!
Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Ooooooh love your colours! Looks like you are on to something really pretty here. Don't you just love colouring in all those little squares?! Somehow so satisfying!!!

  2. Love the colours in that bundle! Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt!

  3. I sketch out on graph paper like that, too! I find it a really fun way to modify patterns or create my own. I tend to think of everything with 2 or 2.5" squares and forget that an easy way to up-size a pattern is to use bigger blocks; not just MORE! I look forward to seeing how your piecing turns out!

  4. Love it not set on point! I think I might do one with smaller squares with your pattern:) And your fabric will be perfect!!!!

  5. I think this will look great. I love your homemade graph paper. And I love that you are making it all out of squares.

  6. Thanks for sharing your pattern! I hope you don't mind, but I'm experimenting to see how this works now that I fixed the "no reply blogger" issue. I'm also going to leave a comment on one of your posts this afternoon, after I add Google+ again to see if there's a difference.


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