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George's Car Seat Quilt

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Funky, Casual, Whimsical
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What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Sophie Car Seat Quilt

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What materials did you use? Cotton fabric odds and ends, cotton thread, polyester wadding,

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What are you most proud of? Finishing it quickly without too much hassle. I got myself into a real old muddle when putting the blocks together - my printer wasn't working properly and I couldn't read the instructions! However, it came together in the end. I quickly whizzed around and quilted "in the ditch" (not very good at that - I really ought to wear my glasses!). I then went back to look at Desna's quilt which had originally inspired me and saw how beautifully she had quilted Lily-Kate's, and that made me think I should do a bit more! I decided to keep it fairly simple as I wanted it to retain as much of the puffiness as possible and used some variagated thread left over from another project. I was a bit scared of running out of the variagated thread as the shop where I bought it has now closed and I haven't seen it anywhere else, so that was another reason for not doing too much FMQ (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!).

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The pattern suggests using a charm pack but it adapts very well to scraps as long as they are at least five inches square (or will make half a 5" square). I cut up a lot of old bits to make this and backed it with some fabric I had in my stash. I think Desna's is more attractive with the large patterned fabric on the back, but I didn't have anything suitable for a baby quilt and the shops were closed over the Christmas holiday period. Thank you so much, Desna, for the inspiration - I might never have discovered the Moda Bakeshop, but for you, and I've found all sorts of interesting things in it!

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That is just really, really, lovely Pat

01/11/2013 Flag

Thank you. I haven't seen George's Mummy lately, so he hasn't got it yet, so I hope she will think it's lovely too!

01/11/2013 Flag

I love the idea. I have made small covers for baby cariers, that have a tie in the center to tie to the handle so it will not fall off easily. Then when they get older you can put it in the car seat. I like yours. Do you know that when they use it in a car seat that it keeps the seat from being too hot in the summer and the seat from being too cold in the winter. I will take a look at this pattern. make some for the church bizaar in December. Thanks for the pattern.

01/12/2013 Flag

Oh good! You can use whatever pattern you like for the quilt itself, it's just the little ties that make it a bit different!

01/13/2013 Flag

yours is adorable. I love the pattern in the squares.

01/12/2013 Flag

Thank you. I got myself in a real old muddle with the sashing - something to do with it being on point, I think!

01/13/2013 Flag

Was that high loft batting?

01/12/2013 Flag

No - just the usual stuff. Hobbs Heirloom polyester. I always use American wadding as the British ones are usually rubbish!

01/13/2013 Flag

I just got through looking at the tutorial. Awesome, it looks easy to make. The one I told you about in my first comment went over the top of the seat and attached to the carseat handle on the top. I like it this way you showed.

01/12/2013 Flag

That sounds interesting - I can't quite visualise it. Do you have a picture of the one you made?

01/13/2013 Flag

visualize throwing a quilt over the top of the whole car seat, and grabbing the handle that is covered by the quilt. right where you are grabbing it, under the quilt is where the ribbon tie goes to hold the quilt to the car seat. I have no picture, as it was something I just threw together and donated to a craft bizzaar.

01/14/2013 Flag

I am talking an infant carseat with a handle to cary it by.

01/14/2013 Flag

Where is this tutorial?

04/28/2013 Flag

It's on the Moda "Bake Shop" website, BeverleyLynn. There are an awful lot of patterns/tutorials on there, so you'll probably have to spend a bit of time looking for it, as it's been published for quite a long time now.

05/03/2013 Flag