We love snoopy and peanuts around here. And I have sewn several snoopy items for my daughter and son. So when I decided to make a quilt for marguerite, I knew I wanted to make a snoopy quilt. I had been collecting peanuts fabrics for over a year, and I thought that I would make her a quilt for this past Christmas, but I ran out of time. So it was my first priority when the new year started. What about Zach you ask? Don't worry! His quilt is next. I didn't have all the fabrics I needed for his.
You may be wondering why I haven't made quilts before for my kids. Three reasons. The first is that my mother is a quilter too, and she had made them each two baby quilts and a big kid quilt. Second, I didn't feel ready to tackle such a large project. Polka Dot Estates was the largest quilt I had made. Third, it's Florida! How many quilts do we need? ; )
So onto the quilt. It is a simple brick pattern with the bricks finishing at 5" x 12". I wanted the blocks to be big enough to showcase the fabrics. I did horizontal rows of quilting on either side of each horizontal seam.
It's 60" x 80" to fit m's twin bed. I could have made it bigger, but....I didn't. ha!
I pieced the back. I pieced lazygal letters for her name. I had the hardest time with them! I don't know why. I wanted to use this cherry fabric from my stash, and Marguerite agreed. And I wanted to piece her name on the back to make it extra special.
I finished binding it last night after she was in bed. I ran it through the washer and dryer and put it on her while she slept. She woke up this morning and brought it out with her. And she loves it! And I love it. And I love her, so I am pleased as punch!