Throws/Baby quilts

Christensen Creations “throws” are about 40″-44″ across, using just one length backing and 50″- 60″ long.  Like afghans, they are perfect to throw over a chair or couch.   “Lap quilts” are smaller.

The Christensen Creations downloadable patterns have clear instructions, diagrams and charts, and the throws/lap quilts and baby quilts are small enough to quilt on a regular sewing machine  Some come with matching pillow patterns.  Others can be resized as full-sized quilts.  Great Bunches of Grapes,” in the featured photo above, for instance, is made of simple squares.  Changing the size of squares changes the size of the quilt.

Christensen Creations offers a variety of designs–some simple, some more complex.

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A very portable quilt, this efficiently designed curved lap quilt by Christensen Creations is just the ticket to take to the stadium. Use team colors to make this outstanding pinwheel design. Two sizes make it even more customizable for friends and family. Put each family member’s favorite “Team on a Lap.” Clear quick directions with good diagrams show you how to cut the pieces and make the curve very easily.

NOTE: The two samples pictured were donated to Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce for a silent auction. You can’t donate Auburn without donating University of Alabama!

#CC2306 Team on a Lap Quilt   Click for more info or to buy.

Close-up of “Team on a Lap Quilt” (Auburn colors) cc2306

A great choice for a baby gift, “Baby Butter Mints” (below) in pastels with a cotton flannel backing is warm and sweet.  Christensen Creations also includes eight suggested color combinations to make it as an adult or teen throw.  Wrap someone in love!

#CC2303 Baby Butter Mints   Click for more info or to buy.

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Do you a big stash?  If so, this scrappy quilt is for you.   Do you NOT have a big stash?  No problem, this darling “Bouncing Ball” quilt has special instructions for using fat quarters.  Christensen Creations also includes a simple version and a more complex one, depending on your ability and desire.  The balls are really striking, especially when padded.

This one was made with lots of yellows and pinks for a little girl, but it could easily be done in mints and blues or bright colors for a boy.  Just pick background colors that really contrast with the ball fabric.

#CC2304 Bouncing Ball    Click for more info or to buy.

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‘Bouncing Ball Bay Quilt” with padded balls CC2304

The patriotic throw and pillow (below), “Stars and Strips Forever,” are  great focus pieces for a room.  In any color and pattern, the Christensen Creations‘ “Modified 60° Prairie Points” make unusual 3D star points.  The diagrams make them very easy, and the star could be used on other quilts or even a sweatshirt.  The pillow cover slips on with absolutely no hand-sewing necessary.

This pattern took 1st place three times at the Alabama National Fair in different years and different fabrics.  One of those times the pillow took a 2nd as well as a 1st when a workshop student entered HER pillow!  It has been a big hit with military wives, but imagine it with red/white stripes, green in place of navy and gold stars for Christmas, another wonderful look.

#CC1007 Stars and Strips Forever    Click for more info or to buy.

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Do you know a “Wild Child”?  Super project for a kid or gift for a kid, “My Little Monster” (below) by Christensen Creations is made of big blocks with a couple simple variations, but it’s screaming with possibilities for creativity.  Is it a monster, an alien, a leprechaun?  How many eyes and horns?  How about 3D eyelids and 3D teeth with sharp edges?  About 4×5 ft., it’s a comfortable size for a throw, but could be used as a large wall hanging.

This one was stippled in bright variegated thread with child-like hairy zigzags on the body.  Make the head or neck wider, change the mouth, change the number of eyes, horns and teeth.  So much fun for a little designer (or maybe a big one–just saying!)

#CC2300 My Little Monster    Click for more info or to buy.

cc2300 My Little Monster by LJ Christensen
“My Little Monster” cc2300

Great for a beginning quilter or someone who needs a quick design, “Sweetheart Squaredance” (below) by Christensen Creations (about 44-45″ square) is a perfect gift for a little sweet heart.  With just 25 pieces, it’s quick to sew and leaves lots of space for personalized embroidery, such as name and birth date.  The ruffle is charming addition but optional, as instructions for a binding are also included.

#CC1021 Sweetheart Squaredance    Click for more info or to buy.

Sweetheart Squaredance by LJ Christensen
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This baby quilt below (42″x54″), called “Goodnight Moon…and Stars”  is an homage to the precious bedtime story by Margaret Wise Brown, Goodnight Moon (pub. 1947), that speaks to and about the moon.  The appliqué templates are included, along with instructions for making Christensen Creations’Modified 60-degree Prairie Points,” which give 3D texture.  The black background may be too stark a choice for some, but it can easily be replaced with blue or turquoise and framed with a border that matches the nursery prints and colors.

#CC1025 Goodnight Moon…and Stars     Click for more info or to buy.

Goodnight Moon & Stars by LJ Christense comp
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“Chains of Love” (below) is unusual valentine quilt by Christensen Creations, designed for a man, but easily made up in pinks for a more feminine approach.  It’s a nice size for a lap quilt (just under 45″ wide) or could be hung.  Someone will love this heartfelt gift!

#CC1022 Chains of Love      Click for more info or to buy.

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“Stacked Baby Blocks” is a small (under 45″ square) quilt-as-you-go baby quilt, designed by Christensen Creations (below) to be extremely quick and easy by simply folding and seaming.  It also offers a cute way to frame embroidery or interesting blocks.  

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Stacked Baby Blocks by LJ Christensen
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“Great Bunches of Grapes” is made with just one block size.  Following a colored grid like a cross-stitch, it’s easy to recreate the design for this beautiful throw (about 44″ x 58″).  Use smaller blocks to make it into a wall hanging!

#CC1019 Great Bunches of Grapes     Click for more info or to buy.

Grapes by LJ Christensen
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Christensen Creations’ “Peppermint Pinwheel Twist” is made quickly and easily, using strip piecing.   Sewn in red and white, it’s a lovely throw (about 44″ x 58″) for Christmas, but it’s also perfect for team colors.  Two contrasting colors look great.

#CC1018 Peppermint Pinwheel Twist  Click for more info or to buy.

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“Peppermint Pinwheel Twist” cc1018