First Project of the New Year
Last night I finished this cute quilt for my cousin and her sweet new baby girl, AC. She was born on Monday, and this has been a work in progress since before Thanksgiving. But, you all know how Christmas gets in the way of all of your best intentions. (In a good way of course) Anyway, here it is, it’s going in the mail today!
This flannel quilt/blanket is about 32″ square. I ended up being just a little smaller than I hoped, because this fabric (which I have had for probably 4 years) wasn’t cut on the grain. I cut the “A” out of a scrap of pink flannel and pinked the edges with my new Gingher pinking shears, a wonderful Christmas gift from my MIL.
The back of the blanket is the polka dot, and it just folds over for the binding. Easy Peasy! The mitered corners were just a teensy bit tricky (had to do some unpicking) but I think they look adorable!
Creamie loves it. As soon as I spread it out to take some pictures, she plopped right down. I think that’s a good sign! Go check out all the other Sew&Tell projects. They are amazing. I hope this group helps me stay motivated to finish some of those work in progress projects. So I can make some space in The Closet. You know, so I can buy more stuff… or something. Happy Friday!
UPDATE: Tutorial posted here