Let me start off by saying- I have no idea what the hell I'm doing. However, I've always wanted to make a quilt so I decided to throw caution to the wind. It can't be that hard right?
I've decided to document the process for a couple reasons, but mainly for
Since my last posting a lot has happened in the world of toddlerhood here at our house. P has started transitioning into a part time home daycare, which has been a big deal for all of us. Aside from the obvious reasons of myself and G being extremely over anxious at the thought of him being in someone else's care for a couple of hours a day- there is also the issue of him falling asleep without his Eee-yats (boobie snacks).
You see, I like my co-blogger Svea, am also a perverted masochistic extended breast-feeder with wrecked nipples who is raising a spoiled perverted child with rotten teeth. Or as I like to refer to it - a believer of self led weaning. As such, P is turning two very shortly and is still breastfeeding. At first, I was worried about how this might affect his transition into a daycare environment. This whole process got me to thinking of how I might be able to make the process easier for him - or more likely ease my over paranoid nerves into the process, as he seems to have adapted extremely well and has no need of my presence while he's there..... However, during nap time he does like to have a blanket in his hand to play with to help him fall asleep. Which is where the idea to actually buckled down and go about making a quilt came from.
I had to decide on what the theme of the quilt was going to be. I knew that I wanted to combine really soft materials with something he liked and an educational element. I came across some very soft minky fabric that is called "dimple dot." The dots were the perfect size nipples and since P loves to hang on to a nipple to fall asleep and I wouldn't be available for nap time, why not combine his two favorite things for the theme of the quilt? Nipples and Dinosaurs!
So I picked out a pattern that I'm going to tweak here. Found and purchased all the fabrics I felt would look good together, and essentially the idea will be to make this:
Into a quilt. Judging from what I've read it looks like alot of work. I'll be posting updates on a semi-weekly basis on the process. Wish me luck!