Monday, April 06, 2009

Another Quilt for Baby

I don't know how good an idea this was, but I decided a couple weeks ago to take apart the blanket that came with the crib bedding set that I bought and make quilts out of it instead. I figured that I would take each half of the fabric and back it with some super plush minky for a really soft quilt.

It was hard to sew with the minky on the back. I had to turn down the tension to 0 and really push the fabric through the machine. It didn't turn out perfectly, but it turned out rather well. I just quilted a crosshatch following the print on the fabric. I ended up just using plain white fabric for the binding. I sewed it to the minky side and then turned it over and did the hand sewing on the fabric side.

I did start the quilt with the other half of the fabric, but it was looking horrible. I have a few rows of stitching to rip out and then I'll have to repin the whole thing, so of course, I just put it on the shelf and we'll see how long it takes me to get back to it. I really like the other fabric, though, so I'll get to it. Surely!

It is pretty soft. I didn't wash it, so I'm not sure how that will turn out. I thought I'd wait until the other one was done and do them together. Hope it works!


Thimbleanna said...

VERY Cute! I love the way this turned out. It will be so nice and cosy to wrap the baby up in -- great idea!

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