Here you see some of the machine quilting--my little rivers--on the blue strips. the brown border is hand-dyed fabric from my stash, and the embroidered brown-on-white border is from a pillowcase.
Part of this border, (another pillowcase, this time with cutwork), has been unstitched so I can resize it.
Fortunately, it's still hot in the Midwest. Lisa won't need her lap quilt for quite a while.