I’ve been tackling some larger projects, so I haven’t posted in awhile. One of them is this zoo blanket. Jack and Tess love to get out all of their animals and arrange them on the floor to “make a zoo”. I thought it would be fun to design a blanket or play mat that had some fun shapes and colors on it where we could put the different animals. Blue for water, etc… So, after some experimental sewing, I ended up with basically an unstuffed quilt I think. Regardless of what it is, it does look quite fun, and Jack and Tess really love building their zoo on it!

15 Responses
  1. lori

    this is awesome, and even better in person. and wouldn't it make a great rug design on a larger scale? yes! it really would.

  2. infinitemonkeytheory

    i agree with lori, this is super and would be wonderful on a larger scale, too. i'm really enjoying all the things you're posting here.

    (i finally managed to get a comment posted!)

  3. Marisa@make*happy

    I've been contemplating making a car mat for my 2yr old…and I think this might be the perfect way to do it. Awesome.

  4. Kyra

    next saturday i need a gift for a two-year old girl and five year old boy, now i've got the perfect gift for both! You really inspired me… thanks!

  5. Hi Joel ! We really love your blog and all the ideas you share here ! We often use materials and ideas for our 3 years old daughter who really appreciate. I start sewing a few months ago and I use your book to sew a blanket for my daughter’s farmtoy. She also uses it for her dolls who like having a bath or random. Here is a picture :


    Thanks for sharing and for helping us to imagine new materials, really !


  6. This is such a brilliant play mat Amandine! I love the design, and also how you made a blank spot for the barn. It works perfectly! Makes me want to make a special play mat for our dollhouse, or some other building. Nice one!