We're from a non-quilting culture, my family is German... :-) No one my sister knows has quilts. So this very practical thing makes me wonder.
I want to make a quilt for my nephew - my first one for someone else! My sister, his mom loves the idea. For his bed, for snuggling up in, for building chair tents with...
I'll be using wildlife animal prints (not baby prints), so if it's big enough and he loves it enough, and assuming it survives all the snuggling, dragging, building and demolishing of tents, caves, sailing ships and space rockets... he might have it for a long time. Then again, if I make it adult size (sort of just big enough for a a teenager to snuggle down under on a sofa), mightn't it be a bit too big for him to want to lug around at present? Even with thin batting?
Any suggestions for a good size that allows him to grow into it while being manageable for him now?