My mom asked if I would make an Elmo rag quilt for her to give to a friend's daughter for Christmas. I really love making the rag quilts. They are so soft and cuddly. They are a mess after the first wash/dryer cycle but are worth the mess. I had my mom wash this one in her machines. The colors are so bright and vivid. The little girl is almost 3 and loves her Elmo so I am sure she will love her new blankie.