Saturday, 22 March 2014

Baby Reading Mat - Suzy Ultman fabric

To be honest this quilt was supposed to be a mat to put inside Lucy's playpen, but I think I put her (and the quilt) in there about three times. Now the playpen is a big storing place for games! The quilt instead has become a special "place" for reading.

When Lucy wants me to read her a book, she'll reach for this quilt and lay it on the floor. This is the signal, it's time to sit down and read!

The fabrics are Little Kukla by Suzy Ultman for Robert Kaufman. The sweets and all the polka dots are from fabric bundles bought at Fabric Rehab. I love their bundles, eye candy!

I quilted the mat with offset straight lines, just to make the columns stand out. 

I will always have special memories connected with this quilt and I hope Lucy will have too!

A fun garland made with the same fabric!

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  1. Beautiful quilt! The colours are absolutely gorgeous! The garland is adorable!
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  2. I love your happy fabrics. The blanket's adorable! And nothing's better than reading.

  3. That's an adorable mat and such wonderful memories to go with it! Whoop whoop!!

  4. I love the print! I would have looked nice in the playpen! I remember the day when the playpen became the "toy catcher"! But don't like I did..teach them to toss their toys in the playpen at "clean up time"...once a bit older, they are in the mindset to clean up their toys in their room! Worked on my 2 grand daughters!

  5. Our playpens always ended up as toy storage, LOL! Beautiful quilt! Thank you for linking up to SEWjo Saturday!

  6. Your quilt is beautiful and so is the Russian Doll garland!
    It's so wonderful to create those reading moments!

  7. Super cute quilt! Lovely fabrics and the matching Russian Doll garland is awesome!

    Emily at

  8. What a great garland! Love that idea :-)

  9. That garland is ahhhdorable! I love that the quilt has become a special spot. What a cute quilt too. nice work.

  10. I love how your playtime / reading quilt turned out! I made one for my little grandson with bold, bright colors. Not sure if I blogged it, lol. Next quilt I'll share. I am just starting a new one for my oldest daughter's baby. I such love the fabrics you used.Thanks for sharing at the party And hope your having a great week! @DearCreatives.Theresa

  11. What a fun concept! I love the bright colors of this quilt, but the story behind makes it even that much better! I am sure she will treasure this quilt for many years to come.

    Thank you for linking up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
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