This is not just an ordinary  quilt, oh no! This is an awesomely warm cozy MINKIE quilt  to make over a weekend. It is made from minkie an incredibly soft fabric that is also very warm.  It is also made with high pile fleece and flannel.  I made it with several different textures to soothe the spirit.  It has a pocket on the back to keep a book and stuffed  animal in as well as keeping your hands warm.  This size is suitable for any age, for babies, children, or adult lap quilt.   It is great to keep in the car or use as a lap quilt or while sitting at the PC.  Any receiver will cherish a hand made quilt like this because quilts are becoming a thing of the past.  The cost will  depend largely on the fabric choice.  Minkie is approximately $10.00 a yard and high pile fleece is about $8.00 a yard.  But if you have a Hobby Lobby in your area, they offer a 40% off coupon on any regular priced item almost every 2 weeks in the Sunday newspaper.  Batting for this size was $6.00.  If you have the book and stuffed animal and omit the batting that cuts down the cost considerably. This quilt is durable and will last years through many washings.  A great investment in my opinion.

I began making quilts more often after my younger brother passed away from cancer several years ago.  I mention this because as a baby he used to always carry his blankie around with him.  A few years before he was ill, I made him a quilt for Christmas.   He was in Dallas receiving treatments and as we were visiting he brought up the quilt that I made him and said:  (as a tear rolled down his cheek) that it had brought him much comfort.    For hundreds of years quilts have brought comfort and warmth to all ages of people while they were cold, sick, or just relaxing. I have made over 300 lap quilts (in memory of him) and given them to someone that needed comforted.    
sunshiine (author)  porcupinemamma5 years ago