Puffy Little Patchwork and a Fabric Sale

I wanted my four-year-old daughter to have a quilt that would exactly fit the top of her bed so that it would be easy for her to make in the morning.  No tucking in or special maneouvers, just pull it straight and the bed is made!

I decided on simple patchwork in fun colors.  I used the vintage strawberry shortcake sheet on the back as a bit of guidance on color choices, but mostly just kept it pretty scrappy.

I used two layers of that puffy polyester batting in the middle, and tied it with bright pink yarn.  Need I say that it is very soft and squishy?


On another note, just wanted to mention that Fabric Spot is having a 20% off sale this week.  Fabric Spot is a new sponsor on my blog which I haven't had the chance to talk about yet.  I will hopefully introduce them soon, but couldn't pass up mentioning this sale in the meantime!

Here's the details:

Runs today till Friday, June 6 at midnight, EST. 

20% off whole store, excludes sale, clearance, precuts and gift cards.

Minimum cut is 1/2 yard.

Go check out their great selection of fabric!  pssst... if you're looking to stock up on Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt, they have a few prints in their sale section. 


  1. what a perfect little quilt. It's so adorable, and looks amazingly squishy. I'm sure your daughter loves it.

  2. Pretty little quilt, it looks so comfy!

  3. I love this one! It has such a great vintage vibe, and not just because of the adorable Strawberry Shortcake backing. Maybe it's the combination of colors Nd prints? I don't know, but the late '70s/early '80s girl in me digs it!

  4. So cute! My twin girls have the same bed. They are so girly and cute! We also have vintage SSC on their beds in the form of fleece blankets.

  5. Sweet quilt! This is exactly the kind of quilt that made me want to learn to sew.

  6. This is just adorable. I love how it has a really vintage feel, and it looks delightfully squishy and comfortable. The idea of an afternoon nap is suddenly quite appealing.

  7. Beautiful, and looks so homespoon

  8. this is perfectly cozy. i kind of would not mind cuddling up under it myself

  9. This is perfection! Squishy is good! Teaching your kids basic chores is so important. My children loved contributing to doing the household chores. A little bit of praise for her bed making chore goes a long way. You are pretty smart mom