Monday, January 20, 2014

Feel the Love Blankie

I found tons of U-Tube videos when I Googled "Tag Baby Quilts". I wanted to make my upcycled texture quilt into a tag baby quilt/blankie for Challenge Two of Project Quilting. I had never made a tag baby quilt and I thought it would be fun to make one for this challenge.

I selected a yellow car/motorcycle shammy, (got it from my husband when I was searching in the garage for materials) for one of the materials that would not be intended to be a quilt or clothing.

I selected a dish towel with a red ruffle as the second material that would not be intended to be a quilt or clothing.

I selected an old fishing shirt, a fleece vest with cute little puppies on it, a leftover embroidery stitched tab from the quilted bags that I make and a ribbon from a present. Both of the tags could also qualify as materials not for quilts or clothing, as one was for bags and the other was for wrapping presents. 

For the back of the blankie I cut up an old flannel pillowcase that was from my kids back in the 80's.

I not going to go through how I made it, but I share the photos to show you what I did.  I cut the squares about 8 inches square.
No words just photos.

I only stitched the ribbons on one side.

I named my quilt "Feel the Love Blankie" as I will give this to my grandson.  All four squares represent Grandpapa and Grandmama.  The shammy and the fishing shirt for Grandpapa and the dish towel and the fleece for Grandmama. I also like that there are two dogs on the fleece sending their love too.

I will be traveling to the Netherlands in March.  I will give him lots of love, not just the blankie!



Kim said...

what a fun combo and sweet gift for your grandson!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

This is so cool - a memory taggy!

waggonswest said...

I love the collection of materials you used.

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

What a cool tutorial, and I know it's such a lovely present for any baby!

Val's Creative Life said...

Marcia...I love that you incorporated such personal fabrics!!! The textures of the ruffle and ribbon...he'll love! I need to make one of these for my little wee one. :)

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Rosemary B here:
This is really cute. What a great idea!
It is so nice that you can go to Holland to hand deliver it! Say hello to all of my friends and a few relatives there :-D