No, that’s not a typo.
I’ve started using some of my very precious Moda “Chocolat” fabric (along with some from the “Peace on Earth” range, which co-ordinates beautifully) to make a Dear Someone a lap quilt for his birthday in a few weeks. His study gets so chilly during the winter months and I thought a cosy, but masculine, quilt that he can put over his legs as he’s sitting reading and doing his sermon prep might keep him toasty warm.
The problem is that Dear Someone spends so much of his time working here at home that it’s hard to keep a project like this a secret. So far, though, I’ve been quite proud of my sneakiness.
While he was out at church on Good Friday afternoon I managed to whip up the quilt top.
The hexagons took a while ……
No they didn’t. Just kidding :-)) It’s actually a cheater fabric. Once I’ve machine quilted between them I’m hoping those hexagons will look good enough to fool the non-quilter into thinking I’ve spent hours and hours piecing them together.
And exactly how am I going to accomplish all this surreptitious machine quilting? Let’s just say there might be a couple of stitching days coming up at my friend Di’s place!