I picked up this pattern a couple of years ago at a quilt shop near my home, after seeing the shop sample. The Rupert playmat is made with the quilt-as-you-go technique, using fleece as the top layer, cotton batting in the center, and quilting cotton for the backing.
I think the detail in the face and paws (felt appliqued with a satin stitch),
makes this so darn cute!
(baby Thomas: 10 days old!)
gifts for the new baby/parents, and have been well-received by the new families.
I see more of them in my sewing future!