So, kind of as a side project (I do a lot of those), I used the extra squares from the full-size Nicey Jane quilt to make myself a little lap quilt. I love it. And since I'm always complaining about being cold, yes, even in San Diego in May, Tom doesn't hate it, either.
Here it is after I'd finished quilting it. Basically I stitched in the ditch and then also in the middle of each zig zag.
This persimmony hue of red is one of my favorite colors. Its in the dark parts of the pink flowers so I used it for the backing. Yum. For some reason the photo is unreasonably bright. Ignore that.
And here it is all bound, washed and finished! Wrinkly goodness. I used a bamboo/cotton blend fusible batting. It made the quilting part SO much easier. I didn't have to pin or baste at all. It's called Fusi-Boo by Fairfield. All that's to say you should give it a try.
If you come over I'll let you use it.
Now I'm just waiting on the batting for the BIG Nicey Jane quilt to come in the mail. Updates on that are forthcoming.