I managed to squeak one large project in before the end of the year. Liam had moved to a mattress on the floor months ago, since he was climbing out of his crib. We only had a full mattress at the time, so he got a big bed. With the new baby coming, we wanted to move him to a twin, since they'll be sharing a room eventually.
For the big move (which wasn't all that big), I wanted him to have a new quilt.
The pattern is from the Raw Edge Circle Tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew. I adjusted it to be a large twin size quilt. It comes out to 70" x 91". Each block is 7" square. It was a pretty simple tutorial to follow. Layout out all the pieces took a while and it wouldn't fit on my desgin board in it's entirity. I tried to spread out the colors, but there were so many I'm sure there are a few that are too close.
I'm not exactly sure how many fabrics I used. I got to the point of raiding my stash for the few extra pieces I needed. In total, there are 130 squares, which are 130 circles and 130 square background blocks. It was a lot of fabric, and unfortunately, some was wasted in the circle applique process.
I've washed it once. For the most part, the raw edges held up. I did sew a few down after washing because they frayed too much for my comfort.
Prior to this we just had a sheet on the bed and all his crib blankets spread about on it. He just kinda slept anywhere since it was a bit mattress. With the new, small mattress, and made up bed, we tuck him in each night when we read stories. It's a nice change. He doesn't stay in bed, of course, but seeing him tucked in with his quilt is just so cute!
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