That title is not deceiving.
I made this darling baby quilt in three hours.
How do I know how long it took?
Because this gal decided to start it at 7pm on a Sunday evening.
Nothing like getting a crafty urge at the tail end of a weekend.
Let me start by saying I'm not a quilter.
I once pieced together fat quarters to make a lap blanket but I would NOT call that a quilt.
I'm also a novice with the sewing machine.
So, those things being said, if I can do this, you can do this.
(I know you should never trust someone that says "trust me" but you should totally trust me.)
Several weeks ago I saw this quilt on Pinterest and loved it.
The quilt was originally posted on Holly and Olive's blog with great instructions to follow.
Here are a few of my pics along the way.
I bought this flannel fabric on sale at Joann's for 60% off.
Yes, I got all the fabric needed for this blanket for $7.
You can't beat that!
After pre-washing, ironing and trimming off the frayed edges, I decided what order I wanted my strips to be in and cut them all the same sizes.
Mine were 37" x 8" and I had 5 pieces.
I sewed them all together to form one big sheet.
Then I layered the back piece, a piece of batting, and the top piece together.
I "stitched in the ditch" (sewed along the seams) to quilt the pieces together.
After I had everything in one big piece, I trimmed off the extra fabric and batting.
As you can see, I'm a fancy pants and used a sharpie and a yard stick.
I told you I'm not a quilter!
Then I hopped on over to this tutorial on Instructables to learn how to sew on a satin binding since I'd never worked with that before.
There are really good step by step instructions.
I sewed all the way around the edge of the blanket with a zig zag stitch to give the blanket some more stability and then pinned on the satin binding.
And then I was done!
Isn't it lovely?
If you could reach through this screen of yours you'd be able to feel how soft and fluffy it is.
The perfect lovey for tummy time and naps for little baby Ava, wouldn't you say?
I've shared this project on some of these link parties.