I had meant to include this quilt on the elephants post, but forgot. My cousin who had the twins, also has a 5 year old, and he knew that the new babies would need his receiving blankets, even though he still liked to cuddle with a few. So, his wise mom sent me 3 of his favorite receiving blankets, and I made a cuddle quilt from them.
I was able to use the patterned one as the center, and added the other two as outside borders to increase the size. I took inspiration from the center fabric for the quilting, and added a chocolate brown minkee on the back. And, it being a cuddle, utility quilt, I folded the backing to the front and stitched it down as a binding. It looks nice and crinkly because I washed it, having used some Elmer's school glue to hold the binding down before I stitched it.
The new baby brothers gave this quilt to their big brother (again, a very wise Mom), so he could have his favorite flannel blankets back.
And I took a bunch of pictures while quilting this to show how I load and keep a quilt square....and it's on a page on my blog loading-quilt-square-and-keeping-it square. I'm not sure why the pages don't show up on the blog home...I might figure that out sometime.