William is still enjoying daycare two days a week, and most days runs right into his classroom. He started attending for a full day on Thursdays two weeks ago, and we are hoping to have him attend two full days by the time the baby comes. Full day attendance means an afternoon nap, and I decided to make the little man a small quilt for this purpose.
I used green fat quarters that I had on hand, as well as off white yardage (Free Spirit in Mist) that I purchased last week at a local quilt shop sale- 10 meters at 20% off YAY! I’m not sure what this pattern is called, I just recreated a quilt that I saw on Pinterest. Each block is 8″, and is comprised of two half complete “square in a square” blocks and two solid squares. The letters were scaled up to 7.5″ from the 3″ My First Alphabet pattern I used for the zipper pouch in my last post, and since there were no curved letters were super quick to whip up. Personal items are supposed to have names on them at daycare, so that’s what I did 😉 The quilt measures about 32″ x 44″ and the fact that it is green is a departure from my normal colour scheme of blue for William, but a change is nice. I think William likes it too, he points at the little alligators and makes a pinch with his fingers like we do in speech therapy, so cute.
Something I have never done before was skip the batting and backing on a quilt and use a knit fabric instead. The purpose of this was to create a lighter quilt, which is all that will be needed for daycare naps. I always find it warm in the building when I drop him off. I saw a post on this from Rachel at Stitched in Color, thought it was a great idea, and ordered a few yards of Birch Mod Basics Organic Fleece from Fabric Spot during their year end sale to make my own quilt for the new baby as well as this daycare quilt.
It sounds like I’ve been doing a lot of fabric shopping lately, and I suppose I have been stocking up on items that I would normally buy, except they’ve all been on sale. Along with the fleece purchased from Fabric Spot I snagged some beautiful Nani Iro Bird’s Eye double gauze that I hope to turn into a skirt once I’m no longer sporting a baby belly, and from the local quilt shop I picked up some batting at 30% off as well as a few fat quarters and half yards while I was there.