Some time ago, no doubt when it was really cold, I started stitching. I had two jackets and a skirt from the thrift store, all either wool or velvet. I washed them and cut them apart, and started just cutting and stitching. I had no plan, no direction, just stitching. It got bigger and bigger. I added embroidery stitching to the patches. And still it got bigger. Yesterday I bought 2 yards of black velveteen and today it all came together in a striking lap quilt measuring 39 x 57. I may do a bit more decorative stitching on it, but it is just about where I want it to be. These colors are a different twist for me, as well as the fabric types!