Quilt Project #1 -- This one didn't need binding, but I did have it mostly finished by May 2012--which was when I intended to give it to my adorable great nephew for his 2nd birthday. I got it done for Christmas, but I had one minor problem to fix:
Shiloh looks on, shaking his head, thinking "Mom needs to take a second look at those directions! That dog looks wrong!"
That's better! I've made at least five of these quilts. They are very forgiving quilts to make (other than the eye placement!), and kids seem to love them. It's like a blanket and a friend in one warm fluffy bundle!
If you want to try a flannel rag quilt in the shape of an animal or reptile or bug, look for Simplicity 4993 (dog, cat, bear), Simplicity 2493(centipede, turtle, dinosaur), or Simplicity 2935 (butterfly, owl, flower.)
There is also one designed for fleece: Simplicity 3955 (panda bear, clown fish, ladybug). I really think that you could do any of the "flannel rag quilts" with fleece, you just wouldn't have to put batting between the two layers...even easier. Cutting out the pieces honestly takes longer than the sewing.
Quilt Project #2 -- My nephew's Marine Corps T-shirt quilt was supposed to be done for Christmas 2011. The top was done, but I didn't get it to Red Door Quilting to get it quilted in time. I got it done this year, and I think my nephew really liked it.
|Booger loves to stand in front of the quilts when we take pictures. And, yes, we are from Nebraska, so the rug in our living room is a "Huskers" rug showcasing a football helmet.|
|I bought the fabric panel with the vintage girl and her puppy pictures. I didn't have any pattern to follow, so this is what I came up with. My mother-in-law loved it...even if it was 5 years late!|
I hope everyone had a fun and blessed Christmas season. Don't forget to take care of you!