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.