The Baby Shower is fast approaching. (see Gift #1 here
As I have said before, not knowing if you are sewing for a boy or girl is not helpful however, I love the creaminess of these colors. It is so soft and snuggly! AND if this baby is a girl – I am driving to the new Mom’s home and sewing on a big pink satin bow (and to see the baby of course)!
Today, I completed this beautiful
Chenille Baby Blanket. I found this tutorial at Sew 4 Home
Ready, Set, SEW!
I was overwhelmed with the cutting on this project and this is why I kept putting it off. I needed a 42×42 square and my cutting mat is 36×36. I did manage in the end and had all my pieces ready to go.
Two things I have never used before also were holding me up – working with chenille (or I should say ‘snow’) and blanket binding.
|Imbedded in the mat
This being the ‘Little Red House‘ I had to move my machine out of the bedroom nook and onto the dining room table today. I needed room to spread out! I also had to employ the coffee table for pinning area. I was fortunate that my girls were at a ‘park program’ all day.
I started with pinning my front and back together. There is Nora on her nest keeping close eye on what I am up to.
I contemplated using my walking foot today. Yet, I decided that the regular foot was going to be fine. I will find a project to use that foot soon!
Sewing the two big pieces together-
After pressing miles of homemade blanket binding it was time to pin it – this part was pretty simple-
I learned how to make a faux mitered corner today! (see tutorial link above)-
After I attached all the binding on, I pressed my edges nice and sharp-
I am quite pleased. I can hear even bigger ‘ohhhhhhs’ and ‘ahhhhhhhhs‘ from the crowd now!
AND while I was sewing – the UPS Man brought me THESE today (Michael Miller fabrics)! Hmmmm what will I do with those!?!?
Off to vacuum up all the ‘snow’!
I have shared this creation today at: