Quilt/Sewing Projects

Thursday, May 12, 2011

As some of you may have read in my pregnancy update awhile back, I decided to undertake three projects before Baby Love makes his arrival: a receiving blanket, pillow case and rag lap quilt. In all honesty, I'm making the pillowcase and the rag lap quilt for me. Everyone assumes that the quilt is a baby blanket and I'm starting to just go with it, but wanted to clear the air here.

I was a little overwhelmed at the thought of how much cutting I needed to do, let alone sew, but was glad to get started when I posted this on facebook just over a week ago.
[I was honestly thinking a few of my crafty friends would take interest, but never suspected it would be filled with banter between my Dad, Levi, Tony and my Army neighbor! I find it absolutely hilarious.]

I'm happy to say that just a week later, I have 1/2 of the material cut, although I forgot to factor in the batting, and that last night my Mom and I found the perfect material to be the backing. See usually rag quilts have a ragged side with exposed seams and the opposite is the same pattern, just sewn pretty. Unfortunately in ordering my cotton material online, there wasn't enough to have both sides be the same, so I just thought I would go with one fabric as the backing. I wasn't sure what I was looking for . . . until I saw it. The uncut fabric is one of the flannels that we found last night and I am just in love. It absolutely pulls everything together!
[I just have to add that due to the stripes, I will be alternating them horizontally and vertically, otherwise I know that all of the lines failing to line up would drive me batty!]

Additionally, we found a really sweet flannel that will complement the tree pattern for the receiving blanket as well!

So . . . more to come. Pray for me when it actually comes to the sewing!

Oh and that countdown is now at 52 days.


The Slacker Mom said...

I think fabrics would be like my paper addiction I got from scrapbooking...I have GOT to learn how to use my sewing machine!

Anonymous said...

Best of luck! Cute fabrics! I bought a bunch of different fabrics and wanted to make a quilt before Ethan arrived, and I was all, "I don't need to follow a pattern. It's a quilt!" and failed miserably... :) Maybe some other time when I actually follow a pattern it will go better. :)


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