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« on: November 08, 2011 02:39:17 PM »

A very close friend of mine is expecting her first baby, I wanted to make her something amazing, but not a standard cot quilt.
So I googled, and found this http://www.pluckymomo.com/2011/06/tutorial-picnic-play-mat.html totally amazing, right?

And I thought I might be clever enough to make one along those lines.  She doesn't know if she is having a boy or a girl, so I've made it as gender-neutral as possible!
It was my first ever attempt at applique, and I was lucky enough to have some great tips from my mother in law
Here's the finished project:


folded up into it's travel size:


and a close up of each segment:
The caterpillar, I just used standard quilting fabrics for him


The butterfly, it's wings are velvet and have plastic inside so are crinkly, the centre is fluffy, and the white cloud is puffy (filled with fat quilt batting)


The ants are made of sparkly black velvet.  I wasn't sure about them, but couldn't think of anything better!


The dragonfly also has a fluffy centre, his wings are satin ribbon and only sewn down the middle, so are 'flappy' for the child to play with.  And again, a puffy cloud.


The flowers are all different textures, with loose taggy 'leaves' off the stems


The ladybug is just made from standard quilting fabric


The sun has flappy 'rays', and the centre is a sequinned type gold fabric - I checked (pulled and scratched at it) to make sure it was child safe!


And the watermelon, the red is nylon, so makes a scratchy sound if you touch it, and the 'rind' is gathered satin ribbon.


It was a lot of fun to make!
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2011 03:12:39 PM »

Awesomely bright and just play AWESOME!  Nice job - I like your fabric choices and the way you put it all together - very nice for a baby!!   Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2011 03:54:42 PM »

So Beautiful Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2011 04:12:18 PM »

Wow, that's wonderful!  I love how you used different fabric and techniques.
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2011 05:56:49 PM »

That is awesome!! My brother and sister in law just had a baby and I haven't gotten them anything yet.  I might have to try this!!
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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2011 06:10:00 PM »

It wasn't as hard as it looks Smiley  if you know how to machine applique, you'll be right.
I made a template of the circle out of some ugly fabric I had, that I wouldn't use otherwise, and used that as my pattern, to get the segment sizes right.
I did cheat and use store-bought quilt binding tho!
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2011 06:13:06 PM »

What a fun idea. The applique look great.
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2011 09:08:04 PM »


Wow, how neat! Love it.
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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2011 08:04:57 PM »

What a great baby gift!  I love all the little details you put into it.  I'm sure it will be very well loved. 
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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2011 08:13:34 PM »

wow, how beautiful! And I keep thinking if it had fabric loops around the edge and a drawstring it could double as a bag to carry some toys, just draw the whole thing up into a carry bag!
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