Over the past six months I've made quite a few blankets in support of animal rescue, but this week I am changing it up with a kiddie blanket instead of a kitty blanket. This little girl's blanket has been on my list for a while, and I'd been saving some Care Bears flannel to use for the backing. I also cut assorted squares of my favourite flannel prints to make it more visually interesting for curious young eyes.
These are the fabrics I chose:
This week's Free Motion Quilting Project exercise was loopy lines, which is one of my favourites to stitch, so it was a perfect opportunity to finish up this project. I like the loopy design because you can cross over previous lines of stitching and head off in any direction, which mostly eliminates the dreaded stippling-myself-into-a-corner issues.
The loopy lines were fairly quick, they don't distract from the design of the fabric, and give the whole thing a fanciful look. It has been rainy over the last couple of days, so I will wait a little bit longer to reveal the finished blanket. It looks so much better in the sunshine! In the meantime, here is a small preview of the patchwork: