Project: Baby Activity Quilt
Kathy conquered her fear of sewing quilts with this beautiful result. Perhaps this will inspire someone else out there contemplating taking on their first quilt.
Explain how Amy Butler inspired this entry: Amy inspired me by creating an easy to follow pattern for a crib/playtime quilt in her new book. Up until now, I felt that quilts were way out of my league (as I only started sewing this past spring). Just last week my husband commented on how we needed to buy our baby a floor activity mat. As I browsed through the book and saw the quilt, it seemed to be the perfect challenge. I am so proud of myself for being able to complete it. The project has taught me so much. It will always be special, as it is my first quilt for my first baby.
Also Amy inspires me, every time I go to purchase fabric. Her bolts are so deliciously alluring. All the colors and patterns are simply irresistible, and I end up buying yards for future projects (which haven't even come to mind). Her designs and website really excite me about sewing!
How did you make your project and what items did you use?: I really had orange on my mind when shopping for the fabrics. Our space is modern and colorful, and we wanted the patterns to be playful and gender neutral. I found everything needed to complete the project at Peapod Fabrics in San Francisco. To make the quilt, I followed the instruction in Little Stitches for Little Ones. The only detail adjusted was that I doubled the amount of batting. We have hard wood floors, and I wanted the play mat to be extra padded for our baby.
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