I used your pattern and instructions to make a quilt for my autistic grandson.
Instead of having to purchase polybeads and all the hassle that comes with them for filling the pockets, I just used denim and two flannels and made him a "weighted blanket". I just sewed around the outside, no binding and as he grows, I can just keep adding to it instead of having to make a new one.
I used plain flannel on the inside and boy patterns on the outside.
He loves it
Lovely, glad to hear! Let me know if i can be of further help