We layer our hair, we layer our clothing, why not layer quilts? The picture is of my king size bed. I made the quilt using the Garden Trellis pattern, but was disappointed upon its completion, because it just looked too skimpy. The solution? Layer it on top of another larger quilt! I found a sunshiney yellow backing fabric, 108″ wide, that looked like it would be perfect. Double the length plus a yard extra for the binding was purchased so that the quilt would be reversable. I cut off the yard for the binding and laid it aside. Then the large piece was cut in half across the width. I took those two pieces to Linda, my long arm quilter friend, and we chose a thin batting, a fun pantograph pattern, and yellow thread. She got busy, and soon the quilt was ready to trim and bind, according to Abracadabra instructions. Voila! I had a lively yellow quilt to layer underneath my skimpy but beautiful Garden Trellis quilt. I love the look, and have especially enjoyed the extra warmth when the temperature has dipped these winter nights.
I chose a yellow fabric with no pattern so as not to compete with the Garden Trellis floral. However, I can picture a little (or large) gingham pattern, or polka dots, or a plaid used as a layering quilt beneath a floral print, especially in a little girl’s room. As with most quilting projects, the possibilities are endless and encourage your creative juices and imagination! Have fun layering and enjoying the happy results!
Happy Cozy Winter Stitching!