Friday, May 17, 2013

To Chenille or not to Chenille... that is the Question?

There is no type of quilt I adore more than one made out of flannel for a baby. They are so soft, cuddly, cozy and always the most used. For this quilt I used a chenille technique and was so happy I did because it makes the perfect texture for little ones to play with.
I was actually able to use a completely random placement of the various blocks (a first for me)! This quilt was for the baby's Grandmother to use at her house when the baby came to visit. It's always nice to have things at all of the various places that are familiar to children.
Some of the back fabric says "I love Grandma" HOW ADORABLE!
There are little turtles and hippo's on the other side.
The blocks were 6.5" x 6.5" and consisted of two flannel fabric pieces sandwiched around a piece of 6" x 6" batting. I quilted two lines diagonally across the block then sewed the blocks together with all of the seams on one side of the quilt so the baby had at least one non-chenilled side to lay on.

Once the quilt was assembled I took the next few hours making snips in all of the seams. I sewed a line around the outside of the quilt and chenilled the outside as well. Lastly, I popped it in the washer and dryer gave it a quick cuddle (perhaps Liam loved it a little too) then I presented it to the baby's Grandma with love!

Finish it up Friday with Crazy Mom Quilts!


audrey said...

I think all quilts should come pre-snuggled! My two littles do a good job before I deliver each quilt! Your quilt is so much fun, and it looks so soft and snuggly. :)

Julie said...

What a fun quilt! I love how snuggly flannel is and I agree with the presnuggled quilts. My kids always try them out before I send them off.

Scooquilt said...

This looks really cosy. I haven't tried one of these yet.