Since I am never one to shy from a challenge, and I will soon have a brand new home to decorate...why not dive in with a simple lap quilt. I saw a houndstooth baby quilt on pinterest several months ago and I fell in love with the idea, but not the actual design. As I am wont to do I tucked it away in the creative center of my brain and just let it simmer. Finally, a couple of weeks ago I was able to come up with the design I wanted for my first ever quilt.
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Those of you that know me, may also know that I *started* a t-shirt quilt several years ago. This, however hardly counts as a quilt because I only got as far as sewing the t-shirts to each other. It has been sitting in a box in my closet ever since.
I have no intentions of starting this quilt until after the move, but I am so excited about it. Ryan and I have decided on a simple gray and straw color scheme for our living room. With some accents of black, white, and a darker yellow. So, for this quilt I am planning on getting patterned fabric in dark gray and white for the front, and a simple solid straw color for the back and binding.
I am also planning on making slipcovers for our chairs in similar colors. But those are a project for down the road a bit.