12 August 2016

Finished: Double Pinwheel and Car Seat Quilt

Since the doctor told me last week "if the baby decided to come now, we wouldn't try to stop it," we finally got the car seat and stroller put together. I, of course, immediately used my baby-ish sized panda to test out the car seat quilt I made.

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 :(

1 comment:

  1. Great idea to add ties to the car seat quilt!! That will prevent baby from kicking off the covers... like my boys always did.