A (Relatively) Quick Make - Play Mat Quilt

So I needed to make a little new baby gift but I wanted it to be a shared present for the new big brother as well as for the new baby.  So I decided to make a play mat that both could use for different purposes in the near future, but to be used to play together in the further future!

Quilted Playmat The Crafty Noamd

We had had a delivery of some fab fabric a while back in the shop that I knew would be perfect for what I had in mind.  So I stocked up on all the bits I needed this week: a metre of Stof Roundabout fabric; some batting; 1.2 metres of dark red plain cotton for the backing; and some thread.

I decided to quilt along the road lines and around the odd car!  Cream thread on top, red in the bobbin.

I used the red backing fabric to do wrap around binding to keep it quick and easy and stitched this in place with the machine.

Simple yet effective.  Took about 4 hours from start to finish.  Mainly because it wasn't continuous sewing.  Lots and lots of threads to bury!!  I think this will be great for scooting the little cars along the roads!!

I bought all this fabric from Sew Busy.