The hardest part about making any quilt is choosing the fabric. This is even harder when I don’t know who the quilt is for, don’t own a car seat – or a baby for that matter! Originally I was going to hack this pattern into a cat cage cover. After all, those furry critters get chilly in their cages, but a friend is expecting her first grandchild in spring, so I decided to make the pattern as is. It looks so very cute after all.
My girlfriend, an accomplished quilter and seamstress says quilting isn’t usually undertaken by the young for the following reasons. Fabric, notions and miscellaneous supplies can be expensive; it calls for time, which most people don’t have; it calls for precision and the ability to follow instructions carefully. I’m not sure I agree with her to he honest. I see a lot of young women, especially those with a graphic design or creative backgrounds developing as designers in all areas of fabric and textile art. Plus, sewing in general is having a resurgence. The ability to go online to purchase fabrics, sign up for a class, ask for help and post your finished item has opened the world of quilting (and sewing) to everyone.
Back to the pattern… I’m really glad I made it because it is so darned cute! I’ve quilted for a while now but haven’t made a rag quilt before. I didn’t read the pattern the whole way through, and as such didn’t see there was an option for a larger size.Doh! I’m also used to concise quilt pattern instructions that assume some knowledge. This pattern has an artsy font, but it’s easily readable with good visual instructions. One thing to remember and to stop the Husband thinking there has been a snowstorm in the laundry room, is to open the dryer door carefully and slowly, and to not shake the quilt indoors. It made a heck of a mess! I don’t have a car seat, so haven’t sewn the positioning straps on. That said, I might not … it just might sit on my chair for a while.
On a final note, watch this space over the next few months for more A Vision To Remember pattern reviews, click here for the Etsy shop link, and check out the FaceBook Group. If you make this pattern and enjoy it, get out and buy a quilting magazine, join a quilt guild and keep quilting.
A Vision to Remember Addy Mae is the perfect gift for all those little babies this winter! Be sure to check out the different blankets this week!
Jan 26- Larissa from Connected by a thread
Jan 27- JaNette from Merri Poppins
Jan 28- Patricia from Sew Far North
Jan 29- Essence from Adventures with Bubba and Bug
Jan 30- Jona from Stitches & Spills