I am by NO means a professional or even advanced quilter. However, I do know how to assemble the simpler designs. Well honestly, I could probably do more advanced but man you guys around here have WAY more patience than me.
Anyway, meet Pooh blanky. Can't see Pooh? No that's because my youngest step-daughter now age 19 stole her older sister's baby blanket as a child and has been drooling on it ever since. The eldest is 22 so yeah, it's endured a LOT of hugs, drool, snuggles and sometimes she'd wash it.
I recovered it seven years ago and she literally wore off the fabric so you may see a few layers here:
The flash actually made it look better than it really is. It's YUCKY. Don't worry this is AFTER I washed it so at least it's clean. haha
Now, Alex's favorite color is purple and she loves skulls and skeletons and Halloween (I think after 10 years I've rubbed off on her.) She asked me to save her blanky again this year. The theme was "All grown up on the outside, still a little girl in the middle." Trust me, this suits her, she fully admits to liking kid stuff and being a Daddy's girl. (Again rubbing off. LOL)
So meet new blanky with old blanky quilted in.
I didn't follow a pattern, I just kept sewing until it was original blanky size. Last time I recovered it in jersey material and she asked for it again this time. So the back and the bias are jersey and the front is cotton. When I do blankets I fold over the back onto the front to make the bias. It's easier than making or sewing on "real" bias. Folks, I went all out on this for me. I ironed open seams, I zigzagged over every seam and even machine quilted it, to the best of my abilities.
Long story short, she can't be separated from it for more than a day so I did it all yesterday from 9am to 10pm, very few breaks. LOL
Alex lit up when she saw it. I was going to wrap in a fake quilt with super ugly material but she spied it too soon. I was a little worried I'd diverted from the Pooh theme but she really likes it so I think we're OK. I told her about my idea of growing up but being a little girl on the inside and got a really big hug
So it's not perfect but still a success! I find jersey hard to quilt, it stretches as you sew and I don't have any special sewing feet, so... yeah. But she doesn't care, she's already taken it to show off at her Mom's Christmas party and to keep overnight. LOL