This cute little Cara however was allergic to acrylic and so I had to make her a cotton quilt. The sweetest fabric I could find at the time was a Snoopy and Belle (copyright Charles Schulz) print on a pink background. This, along with some great "Thermalon" batting and a wide satin blanket binding became her special blanket.
Cara traveled with this quilt everywhere, and even as she grew up her magic blanket "Snoopy" was with her. I always teased that I would have to sew it into her wedding dress when she married as they were almost never seen apart. Now however this sweet little Cara is an adult, married woman. Yes, there was a piece of the quilt sewn into the lining of her wedding dress.
So, the tired and much love worn, twice re-bound and re-covered "Snoopy" now hidden under a lady bug print was becoming pretty lonely. After 24 years and a thousand washings, the fabric was worn bare but that Thermalon batting was still in great shape.
Cara really liked the Amy Butler kit that I purchased for myself for fun in December 2006.
I layered Snoopy between 2 layers of lining, then the quilt backing and top. It is now all basted and marked for quilting. This I hope to accomplish over the next 2 weeks, I also have the "Jukebox" baby quilt to quilt to do while I have my work place set for quilting.
The "Easy Circle Cut" ruler was fabulous. My circles were quickly cut, perfectly round, and it also was ideal to use as a template for marking the concentric circles for quilting. I love it, especially that I had bought it on sale half price a few months ago.
Serendipity stuck twice in my Cara's blanket stories, as I realized when I was mostly done that while this pattern is called "Belle", the "Snoopy" quilt I chose to carefully rest inside is really a print of "Snoopy" and his sister "Belle". I guess this too was really always meant for Cara.
It will be quilted over the next few weeks, along with this: