Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New Quilting Project

I needed a new rainy day project that is fun. And since my sewing room is straightened up, and relatively nice to work in, I started a new quilt project.

I spent most of the day in my sewing room, cutting and sewing and thought I had built all the "pieces" to make the below quilt, but it turns out the directions had a slight detour I was supposed to ignore, but I took the detour and messed up the little 4-square blocks. Oh well, I've already cut new pieces for the second batch.

I'm making a triple-wide lap quilt (basically half a twin size quilt) for the couch in the family room.  It's long enough to reach the length of the couch and cover our laps.

I'm primarily using scraps I cut a decade ago for patchwork square dance skirts, and I'm using a nice yellow for the light colored portions. And, since I made this graphic, I've decided to change up the border and use a jewel-tone green for the border. I'll probably mostly get the blocks built tomorrow.
This pattern is called "Sunny Lanes" and is from Nickel Quilts by Pat Speth.


  1. I love this pattern! I've seen it called Old Maid's Puzzle as well. I suspect I'll be seeing this one on the mail shortly. :)

    1. It's possible, though this one is small enough I *might* try and quilt it myself. Jeff thinks I should try.