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Covers for my dino boy

So yeah, I made that.

Jack Attack sleeps quite hot at night.  So hot in fact that the fleece Superman blanket I made him for the winter is starting to turn in to a liability as our nighttime temps creep in to the upper 40’s.  Unlike our old craphole apartment, our rental house stays warm and toasty 24/7.

Homeboy needed a “summer time” quilt.  Even though it was spring.  Semanitcs!

The quilt was inspired by this style, and came together to nicely.  This was my first quilt, and I feel like I learned a lot, which is oh so helpful considering I’m currently working on one for our spare bed.

I had initially designed this to have a quilt “inner” in it, but after realizing the almost finished product was quite heavy and warm, I took the “guts” back for a refund.  The colorful fabric is two different kinds of dinosaur flannel that Jack and I picked out months and months ago. 

The white portion is an old table cloth that Troy’s grandma was getting rid of.  The back is a warm and cozy light flannel that I got on sale for $7.50.  Total cost of this: about $11.

And a pound of flesh for the time.  Worth it though.  How many people get to say they can make quilts for Captain America?

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9 comments on “Covers for my dino boy”

  1. I love to sew when I can find time. I have made quilts, tag quilts, car seat covers, etc. they dont always turn out perfect but they turn out perfect for what I need it for. The personalization plus the $ saved makes it do worth it all. 🙂

  2. That quilt looks great, and he looks super comfy sleeping with it! Thanks for keeping Capt America cool at night.

  3. Did he get a Blackberry for his 3rd bday? I think homeboy needs to unplug at bedtime!

  4. I found you on Pinterest, like about a million other people. I rarely comment on blogs, but I just HAD to comment on this one. I have my own Captain ‘Merica at home that LOVES dinosaurs more than anything in the world. Tomorrow, he and I are going to try our hand at making your lotion bars for a teacher gift. Thank you for your blog, that makes me giggle, and has given me loads of ideas of how to get our fairly healthy family that much healthier…and on a budget too!

  5. Good job on the quilt. I do a lot of quilting, recycling pieces into a finished product is what I enjoy most. Good use of the tablecloth.