This is a purchased panel that used fleece, flannel and minkee in the top. I added high loft fleece and quilted it with a freehand flower design, using a flannel back that matched one of the patches in the top.
Since I’d never used the satin before, and wanted a mitered corner like my traditional quilts, I went to YouTube! I found a very clear and easy video on the ExpertVillage that explained the process.
Since the time that this project was completed, I saw a PBS Sewing with Nancy show that demonstrated how to sew the corners down and miter them all at the same time. I really liked the technique because the corners turned out crisp. I haven’t found the video online, but if I will keep my eye out for it.
Even though my project turned out really cute, I wish I’d seen Nancy’s technique before I’d finished mine! My corners were left open, which bothered me, but I couldn’t figure a way to close them without making the seams obvious, so I just decided to let it go, which was hard for me to do!
I don’t usually like high loft batting, but it worked really well to fill in the fullness that the different fabrics created, and gave the blanket a lot of weight. It will be perfect for tummy time!