|The panda is a better test subject than the cats...|
I followed this tutorial from Moda Bakeshop, except I kind of messed it up because the directions were slightly confusing in the middle. Or I wasn't paying attention. Or both. Anyway, I think it turned out cute and it definitely fits the car seat despite being smaller than the 25x35" the directions say it should be. I was able to use some scrap batting, a simple FMQ pattern in the lattice, and one of those decorative stitches on my machine for the binding so the whole thing went together pretty fast.
|Close up of binding and ties. I could see velcro also working for this.|
The car seat quilt actually uses scraps and leftovers from a basic double pinwheel baby quilt.
|Finished size about 30x40"|
This quilt got a fleece backing for coziness, spiral and loop quilting, and machine binding. It was another quick finish once the top was together. The fabrics for this are things that I had collected together with the thought that they would go well and the double pinwheel was finally the right pattern for it. All I had to buy was the fleece because I already had the backing for the car seat quilt and the quilting used up some old variegated thread I had.
|The nice thing about fleece backing is it doesn't need batting so basting takes like 2 minutes!|
|Another decorative stitch binding. I believe my husband chose this one.|
Apparently all of my favorite link ups are slowly disappearing, so this is just going to have to be link-less until I can find something new :(