The finished quilt is 35 inches by 42 inches.
Techniques: I used machine piecing and applique. This quilt is home machine quilted.
It was made and quilted by me (Polly Carlson.) The best category is: Baby Quilt, Applique, Quilt Photographer.
This is entry number 21.
I was looking for something fun, easy, and a little bit different for Anson's baby blanket. I happened across this quilt, and decided to use some applique to make it easier to piece together and make it look more like a jigsaw puzzle.
I put it together in burst of creative energy I had in the last few weeks before Anson was born.
It's hard to believe that not only is he old enough to do this on it...
This was so much fun to make, I thought I'd go ahead and enter it in the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side.
It's just the right size for him to play on or tuck around him in the stroller or crib.
If you're interested in making your own, I have the full tutorial here. But basically, I used squares and appliqued the knobbies onto them. It made for a fast and fun quilt that looks more like an actual puzzle then most puzzle quilts I've seen.
I used basting spray to prepare it and then machine quilted it on my regular sewing machine.
As much as I love the front, the back has made such a good backdrop for photos of Anson, the back is in even more pictures than the front. I love how the blue fabric makes his big blue eyes pop out.