Tuesday, January 8, 2013

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.
Trust me.
(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.
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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.
Dead serious.
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.

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16 comments:

  1. I've always trusted you. Does that make me crazy?? Oh, and LOVE the quilt!

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  2. LOVE LOVE IT! I'm going to make one for my itty bitty!

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  3. Ok, you are seriously amazing! Please teach me how to use my sewing machine! I'll provide the wine!!!

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  4. Thank you for this! I'm pinning it. This is a good first quilt to try.

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  5. Good for you!!! I read your profile and it's so nice to see someone else who does this. :-) Found you on Adorned From Above. I'm your newest follower. Please stop in at Cranberry Morning. :-)

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  6. Love it! Hopped over from The Taylor House's Pinterest Power Party!

    Have a great weekend!

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  7. Super cute. Stopping by from Just Us Four.

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  8. Looks great! I just made 2 baby quilts for my 2 new grandbabies.

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  9. So adorable! I'd love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there!

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  10. Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
    Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again.http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-html

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  11. Do you have another 3 hours to spare?? You could make one for me! hehe :) GORGEOUS quilt!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Can't wait to see what you link up this evening!

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