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9-square and patchwork squares and strips
InstructionsNo set pattern - really - just using 9 square patch -
and the other one is just using strips
Type of item: Functional
Style: Outdoorsy, Whimsical, Casual, Cute
Fleece,(for the back) Thermal and cotton materials - batting - (low-loft), thread - sewing supplies & tools.
What was your inspiration?
My co-worker's son. I wanted to make a little nap pad for him to use - using a 9-square patchwork pattern. I also made another one - with a "Moo Cow" theme in 2005 - using strips - I made for my niece (see pictures).
What are you most proud of?
How nice it looks and how well she liked it. I don't do much in boy's colors - usually I like the light pastels and pinks - more for girls than boys.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Anything is possible. I just used a few scraps and made the squares to fit the size of the fleece that I had left over from another project and this is the result. I would advise using a high-loft batting - as it will be used for lying on the floor - just to make it softer and more comfy. I did not have any at the time I made these, so I had to make do with what I had on hand.