Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fidget Quilt

Fidget Quilt
33" x 35.5"
This fidget quilt is made with the intent of keeping a child interested in it during  Meeting for Worship.  My goal was to have lots of things to explore in a quiet way.  The large pocket will hold a small stuffed animal, the back pocket a cardboard book, the velvet pocket is lined with satin.  All of the pockets are recycled clothes of mine or friends.  There are also lots of textures to touch and pictures of things a child might recognize.  No, I do not ever expect a child to know 'Buster'.  However, a child knows a dog, Easter eggs, flowers, frogs, hearts, and many of the farm animals.  Hopefully busy fingers will enjoy touching and exploring.
Back Pocket detail

Large Pocket detail

Zipper Pocket detail
This also has some satin to touch, polka dots and a rooster to enjoy.  The Velcro fastener replaces the original button. 
Cat detail
I stuffed and stitched around it before the whole thing was quilted.  Hard to see, but it is raised about one quarter of an inch above the rest of the animals.  Something to touch as well as enjoy visually.

Frog detail
Another stuffed and quilted animal.  The grosgrain ribbon, satin, and fringe all add interesting textures to keep busy hands exploring.

More Textures
Satin ribbon, corduroy, fringe, grosgrain ribbon, checkered trim and LOTS of fancy stitches are all employed to keep a child's attention. 


Ann Kovalchick said...

I really think this is a wonderful quilt, I can just imagine a child exploring it. I remember studying a quilt my grandmother made.
Ann Kovalchick in Virginia

Diana said...

children and ill seniors love a quilt with lots to look at.

Antonija said...

That is really brilliant! We had little "quiet sacs" for my kids to play with in church with the same stuff. Stuffed animals, paper and pencil, etc. But how fun to put all of that in a quilt! Well done!

Marti said...

Love all the little details to explore. You ROCK, Ann!

Peggi Yac said...

Our local quilt guild made quilts of this type using lots of texture and donated the quilts to a nearby Alzheimer's care unit. Terrific idea for using up all sorts of sewing stuff!

Nancy P said...

Ann, I love this quilt! This should keep small children going for a long time with the textures and the wonderful, bright colors.