Wow, I've even surprised myself with this one. I said I'd be quiet for a bit as I sewed up some Christmas presents and I thought I'd be gone for ages...but hey...here I am posting about these two quillows for my niece and nephew. I'm pretty sure my SIL doesn't read my blog...I hope :o)
After attending the quillow workshop with Andrea and Bunty in September, I've been thinking about how to size this project down so it would be suitable for a child. So I got my calculator out and re-worked the measurements so that they would work out to just over 40" square and the pocket on the front is about 10"square. It should be a good size for them to use as cuddle blankets when they are watching TV. The blocks are more crumb chaos blocks, the blue ones are sewn in a log cabin style and the pink ones in a 1/2 log cabin style. I also added fabric ties on the flaps (they are folded to the back and tied to enclose the quilt and turn it into a pillow) instead of the buttons and elastic so it would be child friendly. (thanks Andrea for this top tip :o) With any luck I'll get them basted this weekend and machine quilted next week. Then I promise I'll slow down for a bit!