Having realised I had as much fabric left over for the Aqua Quilt as what I started with, I decided to use up as much of that fabric as possible before sewing anything else. I had:
- A short bit from the end of the Aqua Quilt top, cut off because the batting was 254cm but the top was around 300.
- A 1.5ish metre length of the aqua flannelette I’d intended to make into bias binding.
- A bundle of remaining original strips.
- The remaining strips from Mum’s pyjamas
- Offcuts of the aqua flannelette backing.
I decided to make a lap blanket. The first thing I did was cut the offcut of the top in half. The new width was just right for a lap blanket… and once sewn together it would be a good length for one too. That wasn’t going to use up much leftover fabric, so I decided to make two lap blankets, using the same method as for the quilt.
I cut up most of the offcuts of plain aqua backing fabric to use as the alternating strip against the mixed, paler fabrics. Once they were all sewn together and added to the offcuts from the quilt top, I had this.
This would make a lot more than two lap blankets.
This presented a dilemma that I haven’t yet solved.