Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Knitted lap quilt

Last night I put the finishing touches to the lined knitted squares lap quilt I hastily sewed together over the past couple of days. Our eldest daughter is absolutely freezing up in her Uni house (even with the heating on) and so the squares we had knitted with the intention of turning into a bed throw, hastily got sewn together for a winter warmer instead. OK, the initial squares are smaller than the later ones - mainly as I'd put the bag away and when I felt in a knitting mood before Christmas, just sized it from - bad - memory, but it is warm and it's not as though it's being entered for a show. I lined it with some leftover quilt batting, and then backed it with some more of the flanelette sheeting I had left over from backing the heavy curtain for the front door (that stuff really is earning its keep).

Now - another dish cloth to start on today, and casting on for a knitted hat for my son, plus some more piecing on the two quilts I'm working on.

I used some pretty buttons to tie the layers together.


A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

I love these knitted dish cloths that seem to be so popular atthe moment!
I can't knit a stitch sadley but your blanket looks very cosy for cuddling up under.
We have had 39 degrees here today so no blankets needed here...Ugh!

MrsL said...

That's lovely Jennie, the colours are really nice.



Tea with Willow said...

What a lovely idea BB ... your daughter will not only be warm and cosy at Uni, but will also have a lovely reminder of home while she's studying! Gosh, I can remember the days of studying with fingerless gloves on because my bedroom got so cold!
Willow xx

Sian said...

That is so pretty. I love the buttons. :o)

Chez Nous said...

It's beautiful! I'm not too familiar with making a knitted quilt and you say that you used the buttons to tie the layers together - what are the layers? Is there something on the back of the knitted squares?


Arlene Grimm said...

What a nice Mom you are Jennie...we are getting some of that artic weather this week so I am sure I will be cuddling up under a blanket in the next few days..none as nice as your tho!

Anonymous said...

It turned out beautiful and I LOVE the buttons you put on it.. very clever idea.

Kim said...

That looks so cosy & warm, I think I may have to make me one now.


Bovey Belle said...

Pamela - I had some left-over quilt batting which went in the middle of the "sandwich" and then backed it with left-over flannelet sheeting a friend had given me. The buttons hold the layers together, but I have just used tufts of wool on some of my bed quilts.

Everyone - thanks for the compliments. It really was SO cosy, I am tempted to start knitting more squares and make one for me now! Half way through another dishcloth with a hearts pattern - really pretty.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Mmmmm, that warmer {or 'throw,' as we call them} looks lovely and warm!!! I'm sure your eldest daughter will get lots of use out of it.

And an Off Topic question, please? Your blog name... I know what Cream is. But would love to know what Codlins are. Some kind of a dessert or a pudding, maybe? Served with cream?

Oh my, now my mouth is watering! ,-) See what you've done?!? :-)))

Aunt Amelia
"Love is what you've been through with somebody." ~James Thurber

daisy said...

The knitted lap quilt is lovely, and you have inspired me, I've been knitting squares initially intended for a lap blanket, but I found the childrens little cot quilt today from when they were little, so I think I'm going to combine the two and make a little knitted lap quilt.

Sandy said...

Jennie, that's lovely. I'm envious of your daughter! Did you ever get the hang of the crochet hook? I haven't done anything for ages.

Sandy xx

Bovey Belle said...

Yup Sandy - love crochet, but the purple project from the summer is on hold at the moment and I have my Knitting and Quilting Head on (bit like Worzel Gummidge!)

Daisy - have fun with your lap quilt. I wasn't going to line mine, as the need was great, but glad I did as it doubled the warmth factor.

Aunt Amelia - the blog name comes from the country name for the Greater Willow Herb - the flower in my blog heading - seen there growing wild in my garden. It is so pretty I forgive it for growing where it is NOT meant to be.

Codlins are also apples, which have a signature shape - it's an old country name, and codlins and cream would have been stewed apples with cream . . . There is even something called a Codlin Moth, which attacks apple trees.

Greentwinsmummy said...

its a lovely blanket BB
extra special hugs today sweetpea

H said...

Jennie that is a lovely lap quilt - lucky DD!

Hannah x

LBP said...

That looks very warm! I'm sure Tam will make good use of it!



Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Thank you for answering my question, on the name of your blog. They are certainly a lovely flower.

And codlins being apples, it can mean stewed apples with cream. I just knew it meant something delicious sounding! :-)

Aunt Amelia
"Good champagne can certainly
be aged and will improve for ten years or longer. The bubbles become tinier and more plentiful, the aroma fruitier."
~~Frédérique Bavert

nita x said...

that is really nice jennie, and what a good idea putting wading in and backing to be real snug and warm. :o)

nancy said...

The lap quilt is gorgeous. I love how you use color!