Kaylee's birthday is coming up soon and the blanket that I made her 2 years ago has seen better days! I've seen these fun puffy quilts around and thought I'd give it a try. I didn't use a variety of fabrics on the front. Just a fairy printed flannel. The back is an ultra cozy fabric that I found next to the fleece section. I'm not sure what it is since it is softer than fleece, but I LOVE it!
The blanket ended up so much heavier than I envisioned. Most puffy quilts seem to be made from calico and other lighter fabrics. Not this one. She may break her back trying to drag it around, but boy is it cozy! It was fun to make, but a bit tedious as all blankets are. I made a bunch of 4" pillows. The front with the fairy print, the back with scrap fabric. Then sewed all of the little pillows together. That created the blanket front. Then I took the blanket front and attached it to the back pink fabric. The pink fabric was a bit bulky to work with, so I had a bit of puckering in the binding but it wasn't worth taking it all apart because I probably would have made it look worse trying to fix it! I also tied it in a few places to keep the backing to the front.
I can't wait to give it to her!