I've been sewing for CT's Christmas stocking lately and among the makes is a sleeping bag that I made with help from the Hexie Doll Quilt pattern in Sedef Imer's book, Quilt Petite.
Although it's called a quilt in the pattern, I think of it more like a sleeping bag. I made two quilted pieces to the measurements of the pattern and bound them together. The pattern doesn't use a quilted piece for the backing but I thought it might survive CT's not-so-gentle approach to play if hers has a quilty backing.
Sedef's pattern uses a gorgeous hexie EPP quilt topping but I needed a quicker solution, in spite of how much I would love to have made the hexies. So, I used the adorable cheater print above which was sent to CT when she was born - it was the wrapping paper on her present from Yvonne (Nellie's Niceties). I kept it, hoping to find a way of using it for her, and this seems like the ideal opportunity. You can see that I don't have any pompom trim in my stash (as used in the original pattern) and so I used ric rac instead. I have to breathe deeply when using ric rac because I'm not very good at getting it to stay put while sewing. Managed it this time, phew!
Blue polka dot binding (also used as the backing) worked beautifully with the cheater prints delicate hues and patterns.
As you can see, Monkey looks very comfy in the cosy sleeping bag! The other cuddlies will be queueing to have a snuggle too once it is delivered for Christmas!