Last winter (when it was cold and dark) I made a quilt voor Nolda. The masterbedroom at her house is north-faceing and therefore always a bit chilly. A quilt would make it more comfortable.
As blue is her favorite color I bought some old shirts at our local charityshop. Old shirts are perfect for making minatures as they often come with small designs and are made out of thin cotton. The same applies for ties. I always rumble in the box with ties, looking for some nice silk ones. If you undo the stitching and wash them well, you can use the silk for cussions etc. it's amazing what you can find, but enough of my collecting mania...haha
I tore the shirts up and figured out a design with blocks of 10x10 mm (25/64 inch). As I was ironing the seams row by row I could feel the fabric stiffening up. I had to find a way to solve that , otherwise it wouldn't drape naturally. I figured that the leaded rope that I tore out of some old net-curtains would do the job and I have sown that in all around the sides. The weight of the lead pulls the sides down but you can still pick it up and do something else with it. That's the advantage of lead instead of glue or modeling with wire.
It's 36·C up here today, so you can imagine that the quilt is now stored away.