The lap quilt is progressing nicely and I should have it finished by tomorrow evening. In researching sizes for lap quilts I found several suggestions for using flannel as a backing material because it kept the quilt from sliding off people’s laps when they sat in a wheelchair. But after trading messages with Theresa, I don’t think that will present a problem, so I’m going to use fabric for the backing.
I also saw several photos of lap quilts that had pockets sewn to the front–a larger pocket, sort of like a muffler for the hands, and a smaller pocket to hold a cell phone, t.v. controller, etc. So I took a section of the quilt top and made a pocket with a smaller pocket.
Once I have the quilt finished, I will sew the pocket on, running the stitching across the top and bottom and leaving the sides open. I lined the pocket with white flannel, so it will be nice and warm.
I found a large piece of blue fabric that will go very nicely as a backing, so my goal for today is to get the last two rows of the quilt top sewn on, press and cut the backing material and put the quilt sandwich together. I have my large cutting mat on the dining room table, so I’m all set for pinning and trimming the quilt.
I went to bed rather late last night (or early this morning, if you will) and before I headed off to bed, I thought I heard something that sounded like dripping. Yep, we had rain last night. So badly needed here–blessed rain! I do so wish there was a way to better distribute Mother Nature’s bounty as the people back east are flooded out of their homes. We get a sprinkle and want to do a happy dance for joy. It’s a good day to stay in and sew.
Be safe, be well, and please be happy. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them.