It’s been a while since I actually made this. Just over a year, actually. But I am so proud of it, I had to share. Mostly I’m so proud due to the fact that I did everything for this project in two days, without quilt frames, while I was 7 1/2 months pregnant! It also has given me the incentive to declare that I want to make a quilt for each of my babies. Notice, I said declare. Whether I will still have the time and ability to do so has yet to be seen.
I fell in love with this quilt panel and was rather adamant that I get to make a blanket for the baby with it. My husband, being the smart man he is, knew not to argue too much with his crazy and hormonal pregnant wife. This was not a fight he chose to take on. Smart man. I’d have done it while he was gone on his three week Army training.
I did triple layer the batting. I believe it was Mountain Mist Brand… but that’s about all I remember, sorry. I got it at Jo-Ann. I wanted to have a super fluffy quilt. And I am so glad I did that many layers, it’s the padding in his crib. Crib mattresses are the most uncomfortable things ever! Yes, I have slept on one within the past year. Definitely prefer my memory foam! Sorry, I digress. The flannel backing was long enough that I just folded the edges over the top, tucked the unfinished edge down so it would get caught in the seam and made that my binding. It’s worked out quite well, no problems to speak of.
I measured out my ties. I did them 4″ apart. There is one set that it really close to the edge… If I had measured it out prior I probably would have tried to adjust my ties a little, due to my OCD. But, by the time I was that far along with my project, I didn’t care enough to bother.
|See how puffy? That’s what three layers of batting will do…|
|Click to enlarge. You’ll get a visual of what I’m talking about with the binding.|
|Keep the ties on the back fairly short… safety first and all.|