Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Easy Sew Baby “Quilt”

If your name is Lisa and you are Nate’s sister and you are expecting your second child in a few weeks….look away.

Everyone else……read on!

Hey, guess what?  We’re expecting our 3rd niece in a few weeks.  I’m that crazy aunt that makes something for the wee ones.  My skills are slowly improving.  This may be my favorite “quilt” so far.

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I used a tutorial from The Purl Bee . I liked this tutorial because there wasn’t any actual quilting and it didn’t have ties.  I have made a few blankets with ties and they never turn out the way I want.  This tutorial uses a couple of stitches every few inches in place of the ties.  These stitches bind the quilt together but aren’t super noticeable.

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I don’t know the baby’s name yet (darn secrets).  I used the first letter of their last name instead.  I cut out a “T” and pinned it on and then used a zig zag stitch around it.  I was super scared to do this because I was afraid to ruin my pretty blanket…but it turned out cute.

This is the end of sewing projects……for this week.  I’m getting crazy with the sewing machine.  I’m trying to forget the first blanket I attempted for this child and then had to trash because it was not pretty.  I’m going to stick with easy. Easy is better on the self-esteem.

Do you give handmade gifts?  I’m always slightly nervous about them but family can’t complain…too much.  Any other great easy blanket tutorials out there?

14 comments:

  1. Darling! I am committed to making friends with my machine in 2012!

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  2. I like it do much better than the traditional quilts. I like the simplicity.

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  3. Dude, color me impressed! I don't even own a sewing machine. Love how bright the colors are. Girl, you have skills! You're going to start whipping up quilts as fast as Kim in no time.

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  4. this is adorable!! i love the colors/pattern mixing!

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  5. Ooh I like! Where did you get the fabric/what's the name of it?

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  6. Very cute! It turned out so well! You are too hard on yourself about your sewing skills. I also love the fabric and the letter. Also, huge fan of the stitches instead of ties.

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  7. Reason #257 why I need to learn how to sew. It's extremely cute. I agree with the gal above me that says you're too hard on yourself about your sewing skills.

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  8. My goal this Christmas is to do all handmade gifts for our family members. We'll see how that goes. I probably should've started the process, oh, Dec. 26, 2010.

    I think a baby apron would be nice, too. ;)

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  9. I love it! Speaking from a mom's point of view. Homeade baby blankets score major points! I love all the ones my son got and still have them even though he's grown out of them. I love the fabric you chose-so bright and cheery.

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  10. Looks Great!

    I have an on-and-off-again relationship with mine...

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  11. The fabric is from Hobby Lobby. I'm a bad blogger and don't know the name!

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  12. Love the colors and the fabric! Oh and that "T"! I am attempting to do a lot of handmade gifts this year. I have a prediction I will be burning the midnight oil the week before Christmas!

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