Peek-a-boo! I’m done!

by Nicole

Have you ever finished a quilt and let out a sigh of relief?

I purchased the Spot panel more than a year ago.  It took me a while to decide what to do with it.  And then I spent quite a bit of time working out the design. The layout was a bit tricky because the grey block was twice the size of the other blocks. And the borders required a lot of calculation to figure out the sizing and spacing of the rectangles.

And then there was the quilting that created all sorts of challenges, which you can read all about here.

So when I sewed the last stitch into the binding, all I could do was let out a big sigh.  Done!

I tested the quilt with my 8-month old. I think she approved. As soon as I put her down on the quilt, her little fingers started lifting the flaps and checking out what Spot was up to.

The flaps were the perfect size for her fingers and she had no problems lifting them up. I love that the quilt is so easy for her to use.

And it has so much potential for teaching her new words.  When she gets older, I’ll be able to play little games using the rectangles in the border to help her learn to identify her colors.

Here’s the full quilt. Notice that there’s no purple. Apparently, it’s not one of Spot’s favorite colors.

It finishes at about 36″ X 40″.

Now that I’m done with this quilt, I can tango!

Tangerine Tango Quilt Challenge

I’m linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday, Manic Monday and Sew Darn Crafty.

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

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Dorian February 6, 2012 - 12:18 pm

That is SO adorable!! What a great job. I love the idea.

MB in MI February 6, 2012 - 12:37 pm

So sweet! Great quilt. And your daughter definitely agrees! 🙂

beth lehman February 6, 2012 - 12:45 pm

Fabulous!! Perfect for you little one!

Amanda February 6, 2012 - 1:12 pm

Wow that is fantastic. Great idea.

Kisha February 6, 2012 - 1:53 pm

Awesome job on this quilt. And your Little One is absolutely adorable!

Janine February 6, 2012 - 3:24 pm

This is wonderful!

Jennifer February 6, 2012 - 5:12 pm

What a fabulous idea! this is beautiful!

Kelly February 6, 2012 - 7:53 pm

Gorgeous quilt for a gorgeous little girl 🙂

Colette February 6, 2012 - 8:14 pm

That is terrific, nice to see it being appreciated too.

Amanda February 6, 2012 - 9:31 pm

Oh my, this is perhaps the best quilt ever!

I would love to make one for my boys, such a fun idea with peeka-boo flaps.

You did an excellent job!

SoSarahSews February 6, 2012 - 10:25 pm

So cute!

Jeanette February 7, 2012 - 1:03 am

Very cute, I especially love spot on the elephant trunk!

Lucy Wilson February 7, 2012 - 2:15 am

Oh i love this idea xxxx my 9 month old loves lifting things and is often found playing "peekaboo" with a quilt 🙂

Debbie February 7, 2012 - 6:49 am

Just darling! Love the color brick border!

Joy February 7, 2012 - 9:16 am

It is wonderful!!

M-R February 7, 2012 - 3:23 pm

Wow, Nicole, it's fabulous! Great design and colours! Your baby is sooo adorable!

Mermaid Sweets February 8, 2012 - 6:31 am

Amazing. My son would LOVE that, you are so talented.

JanuaryT February 9, 2012 - 2:34 pm

What a fantastic baby quilt!! A job well done!

Diana Mattoni May 17, 2013 - 4:34 pm

I've just been browsing through your gallery and I have tell you how much I love this quilt. It's probably the most adorable baby quilt I've ever seen. Truly. It sounds like it's a design of your own and I'm just curious as to how you made the flaps.

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