I believe in waiting, if necessary, years for the right fabric to show up. I hate pinning so much that the finished top, the pieced back and the batting can all hang out and become firm friends before I make an honest sandwich out of them. You get the picture?
So. About 2 weeks ago I decided to make a lap quilt. It took me about 2 days to go from this design, which I have had my eye on since I saw it in a magazine... over 10 years ago...
and come up with this:
And please. A moment of awed silence in honour of Microsoft Visio.
Thank you, folks.
About one moment after I planned the quilt, I got online and bought myself some smooth brown minky, because THAT, my friends, is the only kind of quilt back you can throw on a bear's paw lap quilt. No-one debates this.
Then I scoured some fabric-obsessed friends' homes for brown fabric, brought home a bunch and then changed my mind; I took myself shopping. I bought the brown and red marble, and pulled the Kona Snow from the stash, and I got to washing it all.
And then I cut it up.
And now I am in the heavenly throws of turning strips of fabric into 48 perfect little half square triangles. I haven't made these in so long I forgot how much I love them. Which is a lot. Soon, I plan to rave incoherently about the joys of perfect HST's, and hope to have some actual paws to share.
Because, did I mention? This baby needs to be finished and ready to gift in 3 weeks or less.
What the hey?! Let's get sewin'!
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