Thursday, December 07, 2006

Um...WIP "Thursday" ??



Good Morning! (Afternoon/Evening)

Working full-time puts a cramp in my sewing time, but I try to squeeze it in wherever I can. So my WIP Wednesday melds into WIP Thursday...Friday...whatever!

I am still doing the MQ on the faux log cabin as previously blogged, but I need a lap quilt as a Secret Santa gift for a co-worker. I used the paper-pieced pattern from Quilter's Cache and love the way these are looking. If this doesn't use up my "avacado/sage" stash, I don't know what else to do! We are only supposed to spend $15, I consider my scraps as freebies, and most likely have something leftover for the backing. Heck, I have batting scraps as well that I will piece together.

This lap quilt will get alot of use, my recipient is one of our Producers who spends a huge time in our edit rooms. We have to keep them cold to preserve the edit machines themselves. Makes it really cold for the operator howsomever.

Do you have a recommended size for this lap quilt? The blocks measure 7" or so (if I remember right.)

Edited: To repair link, it took me FOREVER to figure out how to get back in to edit!!!

8 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

How do I put this delicately? (Is the producer a large person?) The great thing about a lap size quilt is that anything between crib & Twin counts - so you can make it fit.... If the person is petite, you can get away with a 5 x 6 layout (7 inch blocks), but for a larger person 6 x 7 (or bigger) might be more appropriate.

Also are you going for "just over the lap" or "wrap around the shoulders?" (Wrap around the shoulder can be narrower & longer.)

Another thing that I think about with lap quilts is wether or not you want to tuck in the toes and cover the shoulders while laying onthe couch watching TV - definately more like a Twin quilt in this range....

Yes, My quilts finish when they are done - so I can be wishy washy with the specifics.

Erika said...

I love the patterns on thes blocks. Rock on mom!

Erika said...

Oh yeah, and the bigger the better!

Shelina said...

These are pretty blocks. It's a very generous $15 gift! I really like the colors. I think you should go for a big lap quilt too, no matter the person's size. I just try to make it so it isn't too big for the person to carry around, or so big that it will interfere with their work, etc.

By the way, your link doesn't work to quilterscache. I think you have to leave the http:// in there when you type in the address, otherwise it thinks you are trying to link somewhere else on your own site.

Rian said...

The colors are gorgeous! I think paper piecing is the way to go on the Log Cabin, very precise. I agree with the others: Bigger is better.

Kim said...

Yep, bigger is better, you can wrap up as much as you want.

Dorothy said...

I don't know what size to make it, that's a call I think only you, who knows these people, can make. I wanted to tell you, though, that you have a great colour sense. Olives and raspberries. Who knew? ;o)

The Carolina Quilter said...

I love it! The colors are beautiful. I like it bigger as well though it takes longer!