I always want something handy to work on in the evenings watching TV, and my latest project is really fun. I pieced together a small sofa throw out of indigo - some new pieces, and mostly vintage.
I used the instructions from Susan Briscoe's excellent book The Book of Boro. Mine has slightly different layout and proportions. It measures about 45" x 65".
It was so fun to put together. I backed it with some beautiful, heavy new indigo purchased recently (no batting). I basted it the other day, then stitched in the ditch everywhere, and then slip- stitched the hem.
And now each evening I'm working on adding sashiko stitching in each "patch" - my goal being to have stitching every 1 1/2 inches or so.