Monday, March 24, 2014

Lazy Bones - a quilt top (not mine)

Several friends have made Lazy Punk quilts and one of them made hers from an assortment of skeleton fabrics. What do you call  quilt like that?  That's easy ..... Lazy Bones! I showed you pictures of her blocks; you can see them here.

She now has assembled her blocks into a quilt top and it is now basted and being hand quilted. I thought I would share pictures of her Lazy Bones quilt with you today! She made 13 blocks, set them on point and then added borders. Here is the quilt on the table having just been pin basted.

This is the center panel with the blocks set on point. The center circle in each block is made from the same fabric, a glow in the dark skull. She tested the fabric and confirms that it does indeed glow in the dark! I'm off on a tangent for a moment: I took an Open Thread Bar workshop from Anita at Cotton Mills Thread Works and it occurred to me that Superior makes a glow in the dark thread. I think that thread would be great a great addition to this quilt! If you every have a chance to take Superior's Open Thread Bar Workshop you won't regret it. For me it was money very well spent. I learned so much about thread and using different threads to the best advantage in my quilts! Now back to Lazy Bones!

She had fun shopping for the fabrics. All of the blocks are appliqued to a grey Stonehenge fabric from Northcott. It looks like stone and the bright colours in the blocks really shine. The sashing is made from a barbed wired fabric.

To complete the quilt she added a band to the top and bottom of the quilt. She fussy cut a skeleton toile fabric (the same one I used for the side setting triangles in my Lazy Punk quilt)  and she bordered it with black. Skeletons might not be your thing but you must admit that the setting idea is a good one! Some pops of a frosted red finished the quilt.

This is a close-up of the skeleton toile fabric. If you would like to see some close-ups of this fabric I posted them on my blog on September 7, 2013. You can see them here.

She has a nice ivy vine template for the border and in the vine she will quilt the names of different bones! The backing is also a skeleton fabric but the skeletons are having some "adult" fun so I won't show a picture of the fabric but you can imagine what they are doing! Hopefully I'll be able to share some pictures of her finished quilt with you in the very near future.

Now it is time for me to get back to quilting Lazy Girl. I'll post pictures tomorrow - it is featherlicious. Until I post again, happy sewing!
Karen H


  1. That's just too much FUN!...both the front and back. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. So fun--love the fabrics she chose! This is still on my must-do list although I'm kind of ticked that the pattern has been published in the latest Quiltmania--seems like so many of the patterns I purchase end up in the magazine.

  3. The setting looks great. I can think of a few people, myself included, who would love this quilt.