Monday, January 26, 2009

A pocket quilt



This is a project that I'd wanted to make for a long time and never seemed to get around to. I decided to make it a Christmas gift to force myself into a deadline. Luckily the kiddo loves it.

For awhile we were spending every morning searching for some tiny lost plastic animal. I'm not a morning person, so moving furniture is not what I'm hoping to do as soon as I roll out of bed. So I made the rule that only stuffed animals are allowed in bed at night. Then we started a ritual of carefully lining the "hard critters" as they are affectionately called up on the dresser at bedtime where they could be seen from bed.

The pocket quilt has saved the day!

Now it hags next to the bed. Each critter gets happily tucked into their own pocket at bedtime, and they are still there in the morning. No searching through blankets. No dragging the bed far enough from the wall to get an arm down there. Yea!

Plus, it's cute - if I do say so myself. Decoration and storage all in one. Maybe I need one for my room now. . .

It's super simple. I did it without a pattern, but I could probably write instructions up if anyone is interested. I just figured out how big I wanted it to be and worked backward from there for the size of each block and pocket. I know I've seen more elaborate versions out there too.

1 comment:

GeekyQuill said...

Neato, you've got a blog too! I'm so glad. I put my blog addy in my signature because of my online writing group and I usually don't use it on personal e-mail. I'm so glad I did, though.

I love the pocket quilt. All the twins' hard critters get put on the dresser at bedtime. It gets mighty crowded and we occasionally have an avalanche.

So, when do I get to read one of your stories? :)