Thursday, 15 January 2015

All aboard

As children usually like trains and animals, when my youngest grandson was born, I made him a quillow, that is, a blanket/quilt which folds up into a pocket to form a pillow, making it very easy for mum to carry when out and about with junior and his 101 imperative necessities.




I tried to add a bit of animal fun to the applique letters that spell out the name `Fernando´ on the pillow pocket which is sewn on the reverse side of the blanket.




I used bright happy colours for all the wagons




and filled them with an assorted mixture of furry friends.




Just love this blanket and wish I had quilted it properly, I can´t do it now due to the pocket on the reverse side.
 


Next Sunday the 25th I will be participating in the Grow Your Blog event hosted by Vicki at 2 Bags Full, so I hope you will join in the fun and stop by.
 
See you then.


 

17 comments:

  1. This such a fun quillow - happy and bright just what a little Fernando needs!!

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  2. My grand-daughter is almost 3 years old. She is crazy about trains. She plays with hers all the time. You have done a wonderful job on this quillow. So nice that you put so much thought and caring into your work. Love the bright colors and the animals are so cute.

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  3. Your quillow is adorable; filled with oodles of fun. Your Fernando will have hours of fun making up stories around 'his' train of friendly critters.

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  4. That is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen!! Bravo for you good work! I'm sure he will love it! Laura

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  5. Beautiful !!!
    Merry, we will love !!!

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  6. Beautiful quilt! Such wonderful detail. Anyone would be so lucky to receive one.

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  7. A quillow!! How darling--and a wonderful gift idea. Just love the bright, happy colors you used for Fernando's name, too!

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  8. Oh Sheryl, this is just fantastic. Such a lovely quilt and a pillow in one. Your grandson will love the train and the animal letters a lot. My grandson is nearly 3 and trains are his big love too. I am going to stitch a Christmas stocking with a train on it for him.

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  9. Aww that's so cute and adorable !! :)

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  10. Love that quillo - he's a lucky lad to have one so beautifully personalised

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  11. That is an amazing quilt...love it:)

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  12. Dear Sheryl,
    what a beautiful quillow quilt. This is a master piece, lovely idee and craftsmenship. Just wonderful.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  13. That was such a great idea. Those animal faces are adorable. So nice to have something so pretty and useful!

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  14. Che meraviglia, e hai scelto delle stoffe originali e bellissime

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  15. Very cute, congrats on the lovely finish from your new follower.
    Evalina, This and that...

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  16. I've never heard of a "quillow" but it is a precious idea! You did a great job on it!

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  17. How adorable and whimsical is this little quilt! I love the amazing variety of fabrics that you used-- so colorful! Cutest baby quilt I ever saw!!

    Xoxo
    Vicki

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