February 18, 2018

Theo's Chenille Quilt

My second quilt for Theo is finally done!  This faux chenille style of quilt has been my go to for years of baby showers, and I have had a tutorial in my blog post drafts for 3 years now.  It is relatively quick and easy to sew, and makes a perfect play mat.  It is a little bit heavier in weight than a normal quilt, but I think it is a great cuddle blanket for those cold winter days for toddlers.  In fact I took the first one I ever made, which was done with pink ombre fabric that I dyed, to the hospital with me as a cuddle blanket for myself.
I searched for quite some time to find the perfect larger check fabric, and settled on a lovely gray shade.  I had originally set out looking for a large buffalo check fabric and found this gingham.  It achieved the look I was going for (fabric).  The binding was done in this really fun dot print from Cotton and Steel (fabric).  The irregular dots worked really well on the binding.  I used gray, white and navy flannel from Joann's.
Theo uses it regularly for tummy time and general lounging, he loves feeling the texture on the back of the quilt while he plays.  Next up on the Theo sewing list are more burp cloths and bibs becuase he is king of spit up.  


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