I'm sorry that it's been so long since I posted. No excuses!
This is a small quilt from Jo Morton's "Jo's Little Favorites II" book. I kept looking at it and finally decided to make it. It is made of all half square triangles (HSTs) made of civil war reproduction fabrics. I dug into my CW scrap bin to find lots of different fabrics. I tried counting the different fabrics and stopped at 50! It measures 17" x 20". I thought it would be a snap to put together, but it was harder than it looks. The HSTs are sewn together on the diagonal and my piecing isn't perfect.
Some of the fabrics I have had for years and others were very new. I'm out of some of my most favorite fabrics. Do you try to put favorite fabrics in a lot of different quilts and make them last as long as possible? That's what I do, but sadly, eventually they are gone.
This picture shows the backing. I quilted in the ditch but not all of them.
I went to an estate sale a couple weeks ago and got the kit for this "Tree Lot" lap quilt for $10! I decided to make it right away. I couldn't wait and I love it!
The backing didn't come with the kit, but I got it at the same sale - it's a Christmas toille which makes a perfect backing.
The leaves are starting to fall and the nights are colder. I love the fall weather!