This baby quilt is another one of my daughter's summer projects:
This is her very first quilt (although she didn't put batting inside -- it was heavy enough -- so I'm not sure if it can technically be called a quilt). Whatever you want to call it, it is very cute. Here is a close-up of the fabric (all of which was purchased at our local Joann Fabrics).
I love the little birdies! Also, if you look closer, you can see the yellow embroidery thread she used to tie the front and back together. The fabrics on the front side are all flannels, with the seams on the outside and clipped, so that they will fluff up.
This picture shows the yellow minkee fabric on the back.
It's a very cuddly blanket. My daughter loosely used these directions. I say "loosely" because she took those directions and then did them her way. First, she sketched her design out on paper and decided to use 6-inch squares of flannel. She then sewed them together in rows, then sewed the rows together. (I was surprised at how quickly she did all this. My daughter is not plagued by my slowness:). Then she cut the minkee to fit the back. She decided against using a binding and instead just sewed the minkee all the way around, leaving a hole for turning. She then turned it all right side out and sewed up the hole. Also, because the blanket was a good weight without the batting, she left it out. Lastly, she opted to tie the blanket instead of quilting it.
Here it is displayed on the fence, piquing the curiosity of a couple of onlookers.
Let's move in for a closer look:
Oops! A little too close!
Ahh! The quilt is safely back with its maker:)
My daughter didn't get to keep it for long. She made it for a baby girl at our church who has not yet arrived. Hopefully, she (the baby) will spend many happy hours cuddled up with it:)