Monday, 1 October 2018

OMG October goal: play mat

My goal is to finish the play-mat for my twin grandchildren expected in December. Since yesterday it looks like this:

These are all six inch squares; some plain fabric but also HSTs and hourglass blocks. I'm going to use a double layer of wadding and back it with a sturdy curtain fabric from Ikea. (Fingers crossed the fabrics all shrink at the same rate!)

I shall be keeping the quilting simple on this one: straight lines following a quarter of an inch away from the seams, and continuing the diagonal seams across the plain squares. When it's finished and handed over to the parents I'll show the whole thing! I hope before the end of October!

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Happy sewing



Sharon - IN said...

Aren't grands great? Your project looks like a winner for the babies!

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Goodluck with your goal Marly, I'm looking forward to seeing more of this one.

grammajudyb said...

Great idea! I did a play mat for the younger great grand that lives in our town. It was a good thing to have for visits to our space! Looking forward to seeing it complete!

Karen's Korner said...

There will be plenty of use in the future from your playmat. Looking forward to seeing the end result. I made one for my granddaughter just on 5 years ago and it was a big hit with her and her mummy.

Chantal said...

Good luck with your goal, Marly. It sounds doable. Great idea to use curtain fabric for the back. ;^)

Patty said...

Great project - Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

Kaja said...

This is a lovely idea - good luck getting it down (thought at least you know you've got a bit of extra time if you need it).