This came out so soft and comfy. The finished size is 59" x 38" a nice lap size to cover mommy and baby in the rocker. Here's how I did it:
You need about 2 3/4 yds each of backing, middle and front fabric. I used the same backing and middle and different front fabrics. I used fabric from my stash so it's hard for me to tell you exactly how much to get. From backing and middle fabrics cut 12, 5" strips wof and 9, 3" strips wof. From your top fabrics cut the same number of 5" and 3" wof strips mixing up your colors any way you want. That's a total of 21 backing strips, 21 middle strips and 21 top strips.
|Here are mine. The yellow is the backing, the white dot is the middle and assorted colors for the top. I used a thinner flannel for the middle and nothing fancy since it's not going to show.|
And look it explains the whole thing right there! Wow, I never read that thing unless I jam something.
I used just about every fancy stitch I have and I figured out how to make words too, with variegated thread! What's next, applique?
|Remember that pressed center line?|
|"Mimi loves you" - that's me!|
|Now that I know how to sew words on things I may add them to everything|
Don't forget the other design walls at Judy's place.