Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Baby Blanket Success

I finally completed the baby blanket that I started ages ago. I was going to do some free-form machine quilting and it was a major fiasco. I can't even express how frustrating it was. The knots of thread on the under side of the blanket were no fun to pick out. And gone are the days of mom picking out the bad work for me. She really did pick out all my bad seams when I was sewing for 4-H. Isn't she a great mom?

Well, when I realized the free-form thing wasn't going to work, I had to figure something else out. I decided to simply take a washable marker and a big ruler and draw lines on one side. I did lines that were not parallel and a few of them even crossed near the edge of the blanket. Then I sewed along the lines to keep the two sides of fabric together. I sewed some binding on and the whole thing looked really good. I was so pleased! Seriously, I wasn't sure if I could do it, but in the end it turned out fine. I'm not sure if you can see the detail well, but this second picture shows the lines.

I'm going to give it to the couple accross the street who just had a baby. They're really nice and I would love to feel like I'm a good neighbor.

7 comments:

Duchess said...

Wow, good job. Something like that would have taken a permanent trip to the dreaded unfinished projects basket.

annzy said...

It looks great! as always you did a fabulous job on picking out the fabric.

jason said...

Nice fabric choice. I love the blue on yellow paisley design. It looks so warm and fuzzy that I want to take a nap now.

PJMcD said...

Very nice,is that the blanket for the Bobeians?

Penny Longstockings said...

Cute! I'm glad you figured it out. As others have said, it's easy to just put it away and forget about it instead of picking out stitches. It looks really good.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

That is lovely. I like that it isn't the usual pink or blue.

Becky said...

I wish I lived across the street from you...