I am in love with this cozy lap duvet gift I made for a special lady. It’s just so cozy, soft, and colorful – I know she’ll love it. The inspiration was the Liberty + Wool Lap Duvet from Purls. Liberty fabric is lovely stuff, but very pricey. I found this pretty and sunny fabric from my local shop – The Quilters Market, along with the oatmeal colored wool.
The lap duvet size was constrained by how much of the wool fabric they had – which was 1 and 1/8 a yard. It was the perfect size. I bought extra of the colorful fabric to make the envelope-style quilt. And it’s really a small quilt – batting, and the two fabrics. It really ought to be called the ‘lap quilt”, not duvet.
After making the lap duvet, some quilting was needed – but what to do? I decided to do free motion quilting, outlining the flower vines as they descend down the quilt. I didn’t do every row, but rather every 3-6 rows. I like how the quilt bunches. I was both happy and sad to send it off – happy, because keep a certain someone cozy this winter, but also sad to see this lovely leave. I’m gonna have to make another one for sitting by the fire at our home this winter!