Well, almost. I made it bigger.
I’ve been buying black and white prints for some time, and I was more than ready to use them. A simple wall hanging pattern, Ladora by Kim Schaefer in her Bright and Bold Cozy Modern Quilts, caught my eye. I thought it would allow the diverse fabric prints to star.
The directions are clear but sparse and I miscounted a few times as I enlarged the wall hanging to a lap quilt. Right now it’s about 80 inches long by 60 inches wide. Here are my miscuts. Somehow I misread 7.5 inches for 6.5 inches, so the pieces were too short.
I have quite a fabric scramble going on – Marcia Derse, aboriginal, home dec, batik, Kona solids, 30s repro, and some scraps from the 1990s.
Once I’ve sewn the strips together I can figure out how to quilt it. Right now I’m thinking of long straight lines of different color thread to make a plaid. First, however, I have to find enough fabric for a back.