I have mentioned before that I have a gazillion friends/family who are expecting.
I usually make quilts for new babies.
But they don't usually come so close together!
At my LQS I saw the cutest minky!
I couldn't resist!
So I bought enough to make 2 blankets.....
solid on one side, print on the other.
I sewed them up like a big pillow case....
around all of the edges leaving a big enough gap to turn it right side out.
Once turned right side out, I sewed around all of the outer edges
with a 1/2" seam to give it a finished look and secure all of the edges.
1. Making a beautiful pieced quilt is risky because sometime's
the recipient won't use them because they are "too nice for spit up."
This is a pet peeve of mine. Every single quilt I make is
intended for use and abuse. Period.
2. I hate sewing minky. It's so slick and stretchy, even with a walking foot.
BUT everyone loves minky. I'm pretty much guaranteed that a minky
blanket will get used to death!
On that note, I am really hoping that these ladies won't feel cheated
because I didn't make them a pieced quilt.
Do you think they will?
*3 down, 1 more to go!*