Project 2011-12: Play Quilt for Silent Auction

Crimplene Play Quilt

This lap size quilt was made from a top made of crimplene fabric.  Remember that fabric from the early 70’s?  Hard as iron and will never wear out!  Someone made this Boston Commons pattern quilt top, but never finished.

I purchased the top from our local opportunity shop, where proceeds go to the local hospital.    It was wickedly difficult to quilt because of the thick seams.    I tussled with it under the long arm, doing an allover meander.   I believe the top was made with strip piecing techniques.  After quilting, I had to trim all of the sides to remove the unnecessary triangle edges.  The backing and binding is a thick cotton fabric that will stand up to a lot of rough play.

It turned out quite well and will make an indestructible play quit. Finished size is 60″ by 60″.

It was donated to the local fall fair for the silent auction table.

Take Away Lesson:  Even difficult fabrics can turn into a nice, serviceable quilt!


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