Here is my finished little (I think it is too small to be a lap-quilt) quilt decorating my little sofa. It is actually the perfect size to drape over the back of my sofa, and of course the colours match my colour scheme perfectly.
I bought some Hobbs Heirloom Cotton Batting* for the quilt, based on a recommendation from a friend’s mum who is quilting-obsessed (apparently it took her 3 seconds to reply with her recommendation so I knew it would be good). It was much thinner than I was expecting but quilted really nicely using my regular machine stitches and feet after I had liberally pinned all the layers together. The back isn’t as perfect as I’d like, but I think the quilt will spend most of its life on the sofa so nobody will know!
I only used half of a crib-sized piece of batting and so have a similar sized piece left (and a big bag of remnants and off-cuts) – how many lap quilts do I need?! (I don’t think my quilting is good enough to give away yet) I hand-stitched the binding around the quilt and it took ages to do, so I may wait a little bit until I quilt a full-sized quilt!
Yup, that is also a new cushion cover, made from two of the silk Liberty samples I got a few weeks ago – pink on one side and cream on the other.