Thursday, September 10, 2009

baby blanket

blanket for baby, originally uploaded by *nichole*.

Around late June/early July of this summer I started making a small quilt for my lovely new niece. The quilt is small-measuring around 26 inches by 36 inches. I used squares from moda's Hello Betty charm pack. I sewed six squares together then sewed these six squares to another group of six squares (to make a bigger row). Then I sewed these twelve squares to large strips of pink fabric. I used cotton batting, and one piece of green fabric for the backing (the quilt is hand tied). The binding was machine stitched on the front then hand stitched on the back (hand stitching is great for a quilt of this size :).
This was so fun and gratifying to make, but I haven't done much sewing since. In fact my daughters have been asking me when I'm going to sew something again, and really I don't know-I'm thinking most likely when it gets a bit colder and there will be more time for crafting in general, I hope. But I am knitting up a dishcloth using this pattern and I kinda messed up on first couple of pattern rows, but I refuse to frog it-after all it's just going to be a dishcloth you know?

Tonight I'm thinking of making this for dinner, this soup along with some homemade pizza should do it.


  1. Nichole,

    The blanket is gorgeous. Oh, I'd love to try my hand at a project like this one day. I've seen some amazing fabric prints, but I've not ventured out to make a real quilt before. Hummm....

    Your dinner sounds like it will be a real treat!

    BTW, I didn't know you were on Ravelry. I'm "kreativedesigner" on there. I probably need to make a Ravelry button to link to my profile.

    Have a great evening!

  2. Thanks Libby! You know this quilt was just the right size for me-not to overwhelming(:
    I'm o-nicholeknits over on ravelry.