Random Sewing

As a quilter, I would love to make everyone a quilt for every occasion….but unfortunately that isn’t possible. My nephew C, turned 2 yesterday and he loves Curious George, so I knew he needed more “monkey” in his life. I let the kids help me make him some pillows using brown flannel and some fablique’s that I got on sale at Joanns.

Isn’t it darling?!?!

The I saw that I had some solid yellow fabric and some leftover brown flannel. I decided to make him a cuddly blanket to drag around with his pillows.

I used this tutorial (which I had done it the past with fantastic results). But this time I did something wrong because I ended up with a box looking shape. Upon reflection, I realized that my mitered border was not so mitered.

So I pulled and stretched but it wasn’t going to lay flat….hmmm what to do. I have an acute aversion to my seam ripper so I decided to stuff the darn thing and call it a floor pillow.

I used some batting scraps in the bottom to help it hold it’s shape and filled the rest with fiberfill. The little man loved it and I guess that is all that matters.

Thanks for looking!!!

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Comments

  1. So so cute!
    You can never have enough Monkeys in your life!!!

  2. This is so cute! and creative.

  3. It was a great idea to turn it into a floor pillow. A two year old can really enjoy one of those and the other two pillows. Perfect for use in a blanket fort or just relaxing.

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