DAY 17 NAJOWRIMO October 17, 2016

The lap quilt is progressing nicely and I should have it finished by tomorrow evening. In researchinIMG_4341.JPGg 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.


About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons, a daughter-in-law, and two grandsons. My hobbies include creating art with fabric (quilting and sewing) and paper (cardmaking), reading, writing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in our G scale garden railroad), travel and volunteering. I owned a secretarial and desktop publishing business years ago and was a professional proofreader. I closed my business in 1999 when my husband retired, but I continue to enjoy proofreading and editing for e-authors. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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4 Responses to DAY 17 NAJOWRIMO October 17, 2016

  1. mageb says:

    And too, it is almost time to start packing. His eyes should be done soon, and you can go roast in AZ. LOL


  2. Checking you out. Looks like an interesting blog. I see you know Mage. Hi there!

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  3. mageb says:

    Are you two OK? You last wrote on the 17th, and it is the 20th now.


    • tehachap says:

      Yes, we’re fine. I don’t know what happened — I know I wrote on the 18th — but it didn’t publish for some reason and I can’t find the draft. :/ I missed writing yesterday because I was finishing up the quilt and was tired, but did write on the 18th. Gads… I’m losing it!


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