Quilt 4 Kids

Well, I finally finished my Downy quilt for kids quilt. It was fun, but it did remind me of how much I hate matching corners and points!!! I am more of an applique person myself!!!

Unbeknownst to me when I ordered the kit, the quilt has to be machine quilted, also not a talent of mine, so I stitched in the ditch.

It did turn out kind of cute. As my daughter said, the kid that receives it, won't be checking out the stitching!!! (Let's hope his mother is not a quilter!LOL)It comes with a label, that the quilter signs, and gives a name to the quilt. I guess mine will be "Hot Wheels Rally". The cars look like the Hot Wheels cars my son used to collect as a child.

The fabric comes precut, but not pre washed, so the directions tell you to wash the quilt after you are all finished. The requirements are for it to be heavily stitched, so it can survive multiple hospital washings. So, I washed it. After it came out of the wash, I realized I had missed a "ditch" and a block separated..............soooo, back to the sewing machine. Better that it happened here, than later on!!! I guess this morning I will add a bit more machine quilting, so the blocks will be able to withstand heavy duty washings. Sigh..........

Anyway, glad that's done with, it's off in the mail, and I hope this racecar blankie brings a small measure of comfort to some little boy somewhere.


  1. Matching all those corners was a bit of work, but mine did much better than I expected. It looks like you got all of your matched too.

    I love the name.

  2. You did a great job!! I'm going to do the pillow slip routine so I don't have to bind it. Good for you, and good job.

  3. Mine is due to arrive today and I am going to do the pillow-slip method, too. I can't wait to see what fabric I will get. I have seen a LOT of the car fabrics of various sorts.

  4. I have made quilts for ABCs for ill children in the past because your daughter is correct...it won't matter ...the comfort comes from the heart felt affirmations. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart