Lap Duvet {a quick finish!}


I'm not sure if I have shared this on the blog, but I'm planning {hoping} to knock out my old WIPs in 2018.  It started off great with the finish of my Farmer's Wife quilt top.  I'm also allowing myself to start something new after each WIP finish :)  I mean, it wouldn't be any fun if I couldn't do that!  So, I've already started a new quilt that I shared on Instagram and will share here soon, along with a tutorial.  That means, it's back to the WIP list for me. Today's WIP was a super quick finish, which made me really wonder why I hadn't done it until now!  I pulled out from my project bins a bag with 3 1/2 yards of fabric and a crib sized wool batting.  In the bag I found the receipt dated 3/26/16...good grief!  I purchased this fabric to make a lap duvet for my son based on Purl Soho's tutorial that you can find here.  His entire life, my son has slept and snuggled under quilts.  I remember staying at a hotel and he was fascinated by the duvet on the bed because it was so fluffy!  When I found their tutorial, I knew it would be a great make for my guy.

I recall that the fabric was by Robert Kaufman and the receipt says "Charcoal Studio Stash Yarn Dyes", but unfortunately I can't find it on their website any longer.  It is a nice light weight and has a super soft feel to it.  The charcoal gray with green, yellow and white stripes/plaid is the perfect style for a young man.

Lap Duvet by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

I think it took me less than 2 hours to make the duvet from start to finish (which included pressing the fabric, cuttiing to size, etc.).

Lap Duvet by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

There is minimal quilting on the duvet.  I basically just tacked the three layers down every 6-7 inches (this is all explained in the tutorial).  I love the beautiful double gauze fabrics that Purl Soho used on their blankets and I think these would make awesome quick gifts when needed.

Lap Duvet by Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts

As for this duvet, it was finished just in time to be snuggled under for reading.

Now, that's one more item off my WIP list.  Out of curiosity, how many WIPs are on your list?