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Thread: activity quilts

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    Super Member justwannaquilt's Avatar
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    Aug 2009
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    Here is my predicament, I am making the Paper Doll quilt using Windham fabric for my daughter. She will actually be able to "dress" the dolls when its all said and done and she gets this for her birthday!
    For my son I am making Salina Yoon's train quilt, it is a train track "mat" which is actually the quilt, and then it has 3d buildings and a four piece train that you sew together and stuff.
    My problem is...I need one more activity quilt for the baby. I know its nothing that he could PLAY with right away he is only four months old now, but I would like to give them as gifts for their birthdays this coming year.
    Mackenzie will be 6, Zach 3 and Liam 1.
    Does anyone know of another quilt that can be plaid with such as the two I have in the works?

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    Super Member Lisa_wanna_b_quilter's Avatar
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    Maybe something like this for the little guy.


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    Super Member Gwyn's Avatar
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    Brigham City, UT
    Fisher Price makes a quilt designed with teething rings, rattles, crinkly sounding things, a mirror and other things all around the edge. I think there was even a place with a squeeker in it. THe problem with this quilt is it was too small for the baby to stay on, and play.

    Look in the baby and toddler toys, especially black, white and red designs. Baby's love faces with simple outlines. Ordinary things are really fun to add. Baby keys are too big and bulky, but you can get a couple that are uncut from the hardware store. Have them smoothe the edges instead of cutting them. Put them on a key ring with a leather fob. Tie on a ribbon stitched to the blanket. It will be a hit.

    Another idea might be to make something like the train quilt, but make it more like a town with roads. Make 'trees' using green fabric and cone shapes. The buildings could be the same as the train buildings, just different colors. Add a silly looking car and pick-up truck and you have a great quilt to play with.

    Quiet books have lots of pages you could make into blocks. They are designed to be used for quiet play. Bet something there will strike your fancy. Have fun, Gwyn

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    Awhile back someone posted a quilt the made, each block had a letter of alphabet and was sorta like a pocket, in each pocket contained something that started with that letter.
    Maybe someone else will be able to find a picture.

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