Sometimes, the planets align and produce the perfect moment to make something. I had been musing on a throw for our living room - something warm and subtle to snuggle under on the sofa. I've never really been a sofa-throw kind of person, but that room is chilly and I was fed up of returning duvets to the beds from whence they had been dragged.
I was fairly wedded to the idea of a quilt with large blocks of neutral-ish fabric, and then the stars aligned with an article in Marie Claire Idees and a sale on wintry fabrics at my local fabric shop.
And so my germ of an idea transformed itself into a throw. Some widths of wool suiting backed with thick black wool (so no need for additional batting), tied with embroidery floss and edged in bias tape.
Difficult to get a decent photograph of something large, in situ, in the chilly grey light. I have newly found admiration for those gorgeous photos in the quilt books. We had to make do with the garden bench.
Well, when it's indoors anyway.