|Simple Baby Quilt out of flannel squares|
I took my daughter to the fabric store and we picked out flannels in girl-baby colors and patterns. I chose a high-loft batting and made my "quilt sandwich." I suspected this quilt would be washed many times, so I tied it with wool strings in several strategic places; wool felts when washed, which keeps it from coming untied.Then I bound it with satin blanket binding, which was a labor of love all by itself.
The quilt is wonderfully warm and soft, much loved, and has indeed lasted through dozens of illnesses, living-room forts, car trips, and washings.
Is there something you had as a child that you wanted to share with your own children? Have you ever considered using this idea in a book? A special toy, an item of clothing (like the pink cords I had when I was seven), or a favorite vacation could make a good comeback in a story, too. Happy Writing!