So I decided she needed some of her own. Plus Joann's Fabrics was having a sale on flannel.
|More traditional baby flannel|
Texter and Lady K didn't let me finish tying the quilt. Actually, Lady K might have to get older and fight her mother for the quilt as it covers both of them on the couch.
While the first quilt is sweet and more traditional, I love the zombie girls. Pinky, girly, skulls, neon green. It's fun. I think Lady K will really love this one later on.
The 'pattern' is actually very simple. I buy a yard of the front and back fabric and trim the edges to square them up. Then I buy a yard and a half for the borders and just cut strips about 6 inches wide. I sew strips on the two narrower ends first and then up the longer sides. With right sides together, I lay on the batting. I use cotton batting which gives some body, but makes it cuddly.
Stitch around all 4 sides, leaving an opening on one side to turn the quilt. Trim up the seams and batting and turn the quilt, poking out the corners. I whip the opening closed by hand. Then I tie the quilt with a coordinating yarn. I like yarn rather than thread as it has more strength to it. How you tie it depends on the pattern of the front.
This is a quilt that is quick and easy and I have made for friends who were having children or grandchildren. With the flannel on sale, the fabric cost about $10. Batting was about $5 as I had a large piece which I got at least 2 quilts out of and had a coupon for. The yarn was some I had for another project and used since I don't need much.
But this makes the time and effort worthwhile. Now if we can hide the Zombie Girls from her aunt.