Last week my mom came to visit and while we didn’t do any crafting together (or design that blog she’s been wanting to start now that I come to think of it – Sorry Mom) I managed to sew a blanket for the new baby. While it’s still too early to find out what we’re having and being that I have decided to wait to find out, I was itching to do something so I made an attempt to make a blanket for the baby out of some brown minky fabric and some flannel that I picked up at Joann’s a month or so ago. (holy run on sentence!)
Now, I’ve never made a quilt before and to be honest, I’m not even sure what I made constitutes as a quilt, I was really excited with how it came out. I used the same frayed edge technique that I used on the Frayed Burp Cloths I made featured HERE.
- Used a 12×12 piece of scrapbook paper as my pattern and began to cut out squares from my flannel and my minky fabric (the blanket measured about 36 inches x 36 inches because I used 3 rows of 3 squares).
- After coming up with the pattern I wanted, I took 2 squares and placed them wrong sides together, pinned and sewed. Adding the 3rd square to the first two, I did the same thing (wong sides together, pinned and sewed).
- I now had one row of 3 squares. I repeated this 2 more times giving me a total of 3 rows of 3 squares. Follow so far? Hope this is not too confusing and sorry I don’t have progress pictures.
- Taking one row of 3 and pinning it with wrong sides together to a second row of 3, I sewed them together. Did the same thing with the last row of 3 squares so now I had the front of my blanket done.
- I layed the front of my blanket out on a piece of brown minky fabric (right sides together) pinned it down and then cut the minky. I also took a glass and used it to round the endges of the blanket.
- I then sewed all the way around leaving about half of one side open for turning.
- I trimmed my edges as close to the seam as possible and then turned the blanket right side out.
- Pinned my opening closed and sewed all the way around. I actually did that twice because I like the look of the double stitching.
- The last thing I did was snip the exposed edges on the front of the quilt so that they would fray nicely after I washed it.