Baby Car Seat Quilt
Made 2013

I came across this lovely wee car seat quilt on someones Pinterest board and fell in love! It was a Moda BakeShop free tutorial but they have now removed this pattern from their free resource library. You can make this quilt using half square triangles in a size of your choice. I showed this picture to my daughter and she instantly asked me to make her one for the arrival of her baby later this year.

Due to the wee size of this quilt (only 25" x 30") I was able to delve into my stash and have fun. Another benefit to this quilts size is it took no time at all to make.

My daughter asked me to make it very machine wash friendly as she thought it would need quite a few washes during its short life. Another request she mentioned was - it would be ideal if it could dry overnight after the wash. I decided to use a cotton machine washable batting. I hope it lives up to her expectations!

For the backing I used flannel fabric as this gives it a nice cosy feel. The car seat this is photographed on is a capsule and is quite small. I have since moved the ties in 4" on each side.

When this quilt is no longer used it is being kept as a doll quilt for her when my grand daughter gets older. The doll in the photo is a much loved doll of my first grand daughter and she was a bit miffed that I used her doll without asking her first - she was at school.

The quilting on this is done on my domestic sewing machine (not even a quilters version). I used a plastic lid from my kitchen to quilt around to make the flower shapes. For the triangle edge pieces I quilted straight lines. These can only just be seen in the photo above.

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