Izzy’s Quilt

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I started this project what feels like eons ago and managed to finish it in time for my daughters birthday in December. I don’t have any in-progress pictures (sorry!) but y’all can gander at the final product at least.

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I tried to incorporate some of the things I know she loves like Dora the Explorer and Sesame Street characters. I found all of the fabrics at Hobby Lobby except for the green checked fabric and the white strawberry print fabric, which I got at a thrift store. The owls were mainly for me because I have an unhealthy obsession with them! The rest are just cutesy fabrics I thought would go well. The back is flannel, so it should be pretty warm for her. At least, that’s the plan. I was pleased while I was working on it, because she would see the characters and get really excited and start saying, “Dora! Abby! Elmo!” in her sweet little voice and try to take the quilt squares from me. I knew I was on the right track 😉

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It’s been washed a few times so the yellow yarn is getting quite frayed. I may have to remove it at some point. Adding the yarn was the most irritating part of the whole project for whatever reason! It took me forever to get through this step, not because it was that difficult or time consuming, but because I would be over it after doing only three squares.

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The binding was a bit time consuming since I whip-stitched it by hand, but it was oddly soothing work. This went by much faster than I anticipated and was certainly more enjoyable than the stupid yarn step. Can you tell how much I loathed the yarn?! Ha!

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This was my first largeish quilting project and it was very satisfying for me to have made a whole blanket, albeit a tiny baby blanket. I’m hoping to continue on this route and make a large quilt at some point. Hope y’all have a great Wednesday! See you next time!

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