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« on: December 12, 2008 02:03:29 PM »

I had a last minute baby shower I just got an invitation to, and I drew a baby's name for a gift swap.  I had to come up with something in a hurry and I had bought this adorable Tonka Truck fabric that I had no clue what I was going to do with it. So inspired by joyful heart's Finding Nemo quilt, https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=254204.0 , I decided to make a couple of stroller quilts with the Tonka truck fabric and some fine black corduroy I had laying around.  I thought the corduroy would be good for the whole texture, stimulating that babys' senses thing and I used a thick dark grey t-shirt material, that I have a ton of, for the middle, to give it another texture and because the fabric is a nice weight and will keep the wee one warm, but won't be too heavy.

This is the Tonka Truck fabric:

And these are the quilts:

They are about 2 1/2 feet square.  My mother was throwing a fit that they would be too small, but I think they are just right for a stroller, or a car seat.  Maybe?   Huh

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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2008 02:08:45 PM »

i think these are very cute. I have a blanket about that size from when i was born, i used to call it my "sooky Blanket" they're very good to cuddle with, especially when you're like 2 yrs old. & you can take them anywheres.

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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2008 02:11:56 PM »

thank you!  i feel a bit better now.  they can at least get a couple years use out of them!   Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2008 02:32:03 PM »

definitely not too small!  a stroller-sized quilt really works great---they are always my favorite because a regular crib-sized blanket is huge in a stroller or car seat.  also, yours is more generous than mine---mine are usually only 2 feet square.  a great gift!!!

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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2008 02:41:28 PM »

Those are really cute. I too would say it's a good size. I don't have any kids of my own but I had a request from a baby I used to babysit's mom for a small blanket, mine was about 14 in x 14 in, because the kiddo would drag the afghan off the couch around, or pick up bath towels, etc. when his crib sized blanky was in the wash. Those blankies will cover the neighbor's girls dolls when the boys get older too.  Wink

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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2008 05:44:59 PM »

Oh where oh where did you find that fabric?!!!  My son would go absolutely nutts over it.  Shocked
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