Last year, around September time, I set myself the challenge to stop leaving projects half-finished in drawers and to tackle a finish a month. When I say half-finished, I mean that pile of finished cross stitch pieces which are waiting to be made into something special. Or those quilt tops still in need of quilting & binding.
For 2018 I aim to carry on in my efforts to actually finish off projects . . . and for January, I am proud to present a finished lap quilt.
A lap quilt size seems to be the size I’m most comfortable making. This one measures 124cm x 95cm. I started piecing this way back in August 2016
working my blocks around central printed vignettes which I had had in my stash for years. I kept things simple
Using an ivory, a very light marbled green and a gorgeous gold/green/mauve fabric which I bought from a stitchers’ flea market in 2015.
On the back I’ve used a solid “ milk chocolate” cotton and did some basic machine quilting. This will be flung over the back of a sofa in the living room and probably covered in cat hair very soon. But that’s not a problem. Everything I make gets used and goes in the washing machine when dirty. Anyway . . . I’m happy dancing with my finished lap quilt, and already planning which project to finish off in February.