DS reads. A lot. He devours books as if they were fine chocolates. Last Christmas I decided to make him a small lap quilt (since he was always stealing mine!) for when he’s cosied up reading on the couch. I acquired a bag of quilting scraps off a local forum (for free) and designed a library quilt with what I had available. The brown ‘shelves’ are from a brown skirt I cut up, bought from the charity shop, The tartan is another skirt from the same shop and the inner layer is a thick cotton throw, also from the charity shop. I wanted the lap quilt to be heavy enough to drape and be super cosy. I had intended it to be a reading diary, of sorts, by embroidering the names and authors of the books he’d read throughout the year onto the ‘spine’ of each fabric ‘book’.
He was reading the Harry Potter series while I was secretly sewing the quilt together and so I made a section dedicated to those books, using the colours of the bookspines themselves. I am embarrassed to confess that I never kept up my end of the bargain and never embroidered another title onto the lap quilt since. I should make up for this after Christmas and get him to write out a list of all the books he’s read so I can update it.