On this past long weekend, I made another quillow. This was another test, for size.
Joann’s was having a big sale, so I got this Debbie Mumm fabric at 50% off:
It’s called “Spice of Life.” I wasn’t really picky about fabric this time since I’m going to give it to the dog. I looked at some cute coordinating doggy fabric but it wasn’t on sale so I put it back for another time.
I was trying to come up with a good size for a baby/child and since I couldn’t find an “exact” quillow pattern on the internet, I decided to make mine crib sized. I also wanted it to be easy enough to cut/work with so I decided mine would be 30″ wide finished, by width of fabric long. It ended up 30″ x 40″ with an 11″ pocket. The pocket was really too small, it’s hard to get the quilt folded up in it. I wonder if there’s some magic ratio formula that I should have used. My thinking was that when folded into thirds, each third would be about 10″ wide. So I made the pocket an inch wider. I should have made it 2 inches wider at least, but you can’t test this until it’s all finished.
I think this size is ok for a baby to lay on and a good drag-around size for a toddler. Once they get to be school-aged, I think a regular size is warranted.