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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Quillo Project

 My girls were bored already 2 weeks after school let out.  So I asked them what they wanted to do, and they said they wanted to learn how to make a quilt.
 I thought that would be fun, except if we made a real quilt, a pieced top with hand quilting, I know that I would end up doing most of it myself.  I wanted them to learn how to make something that they were capable of starting and finishing themselves.
 So we decided on tying the quilts.  We just made lap sized ones.  But they had a blast tying them and racing each other to see who had the most rows done first.
 They are two yards long, just of normal 42" wide cotton.  We decided to make them into Quillos which is basically a quilt with a pocket on the back so that you can fold it up into the pocket and turn it into a pillow.  They are perfect for the couch or for car trips.  I just made theirs after one I made way way way back in High School, but I found a website that has nice instructions on how to make them.  It is HERE.
 The girls were so happy with the way they turned out.
 They have really loud tastes in fabric.  Hehehehe, but they love them and that's all that's important.
Here's a picture of the back, you can see the pocket on the bottom.  The girls and I were able to do both quilts in an afternoon, they are really quick projects.  Perfect for a "I'm bored" day.  :)

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