I call this the Madie Who quilt because I was inspired by the pink owl flannel print. Shana, Madie's Mommy told me one thing....it had to be pink and I went from there.
Inspiration, maybe it can remind her of the cold night when they lived in Alaska. Not so cold now in Arizona that is for sure. Aren't those owl's so cute with there little snow hats on and scarfs and big eyes...I just think they are darling.
I was so tired of triangles and half squares that I tried this new and super easy nine patch design out and loved it. Basically you just sew these 3 squares together all the same size to make a row. When you have 3 rows sewn then sew them all together to make 1 big piece. Then divide it into 4's. I ended up folding it in half then ironing it so I had a line to follow when I cut it. Then do it again for the other half. The outside 4 corner square's become the largest square on the blanket, so choose wisely.
Play with the design until you like what you see and then sew those rows together.
I had some left over chocolaty brown minky fabric and used that as a border and then used the pink minky for the back.
I had some left over so I made this little dolly blanket or travel blanket for Madison as well, its so cute. I tied it with cream yarn.
Her little brother has a pirate theme room.....so now I just need to find pirate flannel.