Sunday, October 21, 2012

Baby Quilt #2 For This Fall

Now, really, you would think I would know better than to let this happen, but apparently not.

I was finishing this up right before the baby shower this morning and in the craziness I somehow let it leave my possession without getting more than one not-very-straight-or-well-lit picture of it.  Pretty inexcusable for a blogger, right?  Hopefully I can get some better ones once baby gets here.

Quilt for baby boy

It actually is fairly straight in real life, and more crinkly since this was before I washed it.  But at least it's something to give you an idea of what I made.

I decided to machine sew the binding for the first time in my life and it was an enormously frustrating process, I didn't like how it looked, and the edges got distorted in some places due to my occasional total mangling of it.  Sigh.  However, that being said, I could actually conceive that with practice (maybe a lot of practice) I could achieve a machine sewn binding that would be acceptable to me.

I also used a medium loft batt so it is a little puffier than what I normally make, but I think that works well for baby.  The last time I was at JoAnn's batting was 40% off and I bought a bunch of different batts that I've never tried before in the interest of experimentation.  This is the first experiment.  I also only quilted in the ditch, which adds to the puffiness.  It will be nice and soft landing pad for tummy time and other adventures.

Approximately 36x48"

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Design Wall

How to make the easiest design wall possibly ever:

 1) Buy cheap polyester blanket at Family Dollar
2) Tack to a wall
3) That's it

  Cheapest easiest design wall ever

On the design wall

I don't know if these piece will ever actually happen, but it's fun to play with.  That's the advantage of having a design wall :)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Baby Ready

So baby quilt #1 of fall 2012 = accomplished.  And it's a very good feeling.





There is one more baby quilt I am definitely going to do this fall, and others that are more optional depending on how much time I end up having, so we'll see what I come up with!

My family and I also agreed to give all handmade presents for Christmas this year - they can be handmade by someone else and purchased by me, but all handmade.  However my goal is to make everything myself rather than buy things handmade by others, so I need to get started on that very soon as well.  Hopefully I am not biting off more than I can chew.  You never know with me though.

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