My quilting ethos is very different from most modern quilters, I think. I prefer to use large patches of the fabrics that I choose, to let their full color range and pattern make the impact, rather than cutting them up into tiny pieces to make a new design. This was the approach I took with my Spring at Siebenthaler's quilt, and this new lap blanket turned out somewhat similarly, except this time the design was more of a modified log cabin.
I decided to hand quilt it myself, with large chunky stitches of pearl cotton, so that the stitches add another dimension of color and texture, kind of like these quilts by a Danish designer, Rie Elise Larsen:
This is kind of a budget quilt in that the fabrics were all Kaffe remnants that I've been collecting, and I used a thrifted wool blanket for the batting, with the backing from an old sheet of ours. The wool makes it very warm to work on, and I'm enjoying the long, slow stitches.