Saturday, July 28, 2007

The quilt that came in from the net

I cruise eBay a lot. That's not a big surprise. I'm always looking for a bargain. One evening, I happened upon some 9-patch quilt squares all done in different fabrics, sort of feedsack looking, some calico, but all retro or retro-type fabrics. I snagged them up. They got here last week and for whatever reason, I made a quilt top that very day. It happened to be my birthday. Go figure. I used leftover fabric to sash each block and made a 5 x 5 lap throw. Now what to do about the backing? Again, I looked around and found a huge piece of fleece that is done with different shades of blue and yellow in patchwork. It came that way. I'm still not sure why I have it, but it called my name and it became the backing and fluff for this lap throw. With fleece, no need for batting. Right now, right this moment, the quilt that wasn't just a week ago is almost complete. It's on my kitchen counter with three squares left to be tied. I chose tying because my hands are pooped and I didn't want to take all the time to quilt it. I must say, it's right gorgeous!
My next challenge is to choose a binding fabric out of my stash, make the binding, and put it on. That I will do by hand. I never did master doing it by machine.
Hopefully, within a few days, I'll have photos to post.
And to think, it all came from cruising the net one night. For less than $25, I have a gorgeous lap throw that I can be proud to put in my living room this winter on the back of one of my naked chairs.
Now that's frugal.
Edit - You can see front and back photos on the site, but here's the net quilt front: