Since I realized that my ideas of making a queen size first-quilt were a bit big when I don't know what I'm doing, I've been trying to figure out what would be a good, practical smaller quilt, something good for "practice". And I now know what I NEED to make. In the last week I've been stuck in a vehicle (two of our vehicles, two different problems!) in frigid temps - I'm especially concerned about my 5yo. Normally we bring a blanket, but he grabs his nice lightning mcqueen blanket - something I really don't want to be dragged out in the snow & slush. Soooo - a nice and warm quilt just for the car, something fun for ds. An I spy lap quilt!
So now I have questions - can I use fleece for the batting and/or backing? Ok, I know I CAN, but is it advisable? I'd like this to be snuggly - even if we don't get stuck again (we better not!), ds always takes his coat off as soon as we get in the car - then he's cold - so he would use this a lot.
Should I use flannel or regular woven? It may be hard to find I spy things in the flannel.... I do have a few fabrics I can cut squares from for it, but I definitely need to get more - is there a shop that sells I spy charm packs? Would it be proper to post an "in search of in the classifieds here? (I would be prepared to pay or trade, of course!!)
Any clue as to how many 5" squares I'd need to make something like this? I know, I need to start figuring these things out myself - this is the part I find most challenging.
Now I'm excited that I figure out a project that will actually be useful! - and I can try quilting it myself! :D