Saturday, August 6, 2011

A Lap Quilt for Me! (Mascoutah, IL)

Squirrel approves!
We are in Mascoutah, IL visiting with my brother.  We are only 30 minutes east of St. Louis, but we are back in a campground with 30 amps.  We need 50 amps to run our motorhome's electronics like air conditioning.  That means no ironing for now.  And no ironing means I won't be doing a lot of  sewing.  I managed to sew all the blocks into rows and iron before we left Paducah.  At least, I can sew them together while we are here.

This is one of my UFO's I have been carrying it around with us for the last 2 years.  I always wanted my own lap quilt and this one is going to be mine.  All mine.  Well, most of the time.  When I can talk the cats into letting me use it.

I have been a big fan of Laurel Burch for many years.  The jewel colors draw me to them every time I see her fabric in a store.  I cannot walk away... must buy.....muuuust buy.  Yep, I have a lot of Laurel Burch's material.  I better start using it.

Anyway, this pattern is called Fractions.  I think the material is perfect for the pattern.  Now that I have started working on MY quilt, I can hardly wait to finish it.

How about for you?  Do you have a large stash from one designer?  Or maybe it is a color? Or a theme?


  1. Great colors, I hope you get your lap quilt finished soon. I have lots of fabric, and not enough time to sew.

  2. Thanks FabricFascination! I am determined to get this one done. No more sitting in the UFO tub. Sandy

  3. I love Laurel Burch's work. Great colors.

  4. Thanks Kim! She really had an eye for color.

  5. I love those colors, and can see why you are keeping this quilt for your own. I don't have a favorite designer for my stash, but I definitely have a theme. It seems like most of my fabric has small floral prints. I really need to broaden my choice, as we are going through a period of lots of babies in the family. Not many baby boys will like little floral blankets!

  6. Beth, LOL! Yes, I'm sure the parents would also appreciate a boy's theme quilt a lot more than one with small floral print.


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