Oops, I did it again!
This time, I was organizing my work room and discovered most of an Allspice Tapestry jelly roll. I had bought it and made some patchwork tops for quilted cushion covers with it, then forgotten about it. What better to go with cushion covers than a lap quilt?
This is based on the simplified clamshell quilt from Kaffe Fassett’s V & A Quilts. Like that quilt, it is composed of simple patchwork squares set at 45-degree angles. Unlike that quilt, the blocks are only 5×5, the sashing between blocks is quite wide, each patch is 2.5″ square (being made from a jelly roll, of course), and the quilt has a checked border.
I used my new favorite trick of mixing up a Fig Tree Quilts collection with white-on-white fabrics, to make it go farther. Gosh, have I said how much I adore everything that Fig Tree Quilts does? I was looking at the fabric collections on their website and realized that their Buttercream and Fig was the first collection I ever coveted, and I have bought and made something with every collection they’ve released since. Their patterns make my skirt fly up, too.
I’m a little torn about how to finish this top. Usually I hand these things off to my mother, who turns them into works of art. Perhaps, though, at nearly 29, I need to learn to finish my own tops? And perhaps this would be a good starting place? Hmmmmmm, perhaps perhaps…