Thursday, July 21, 2011

Blanket stitch

I've discovered a new passion lately - making baby blankets.

It all started when I made one for the silent auction for the kindergarten fair.  I really enjoyed the evenings sitting and stitching the binding by hand in front of the heater and the television (knitters and crocheters I'm sure you can relate). 


 I was really sorry to give it away in the end, I love those fabrics (more Denyse Schmidt fabric love over here, and here).


So I got to and made another.  I had the patchwork top in my stash (made from a doona cover I had as a kid) and teamed it with pink flanelette and white binding (keeping it on the shelf at the moment in case I want to own something pink in 8 weeks).



Right now I'm on blanket number three.  I attacked some vintage sheets, hopefully a more uni-sex yellow and blue combination.  I'm making my way through the sewing of the binding - I even took it along to swimming lessons this morning...crafting in public...gasp!



Playing along with creative spaces today.

9 comments:

Lexie said...

Gorgeous! I love making little quilts too, although I am still new to quilting - it is heaps of fun.

Yana said...

your blankets are lovely! :)

Julie said...

Laughing about your crafting in public. I took some sewing to playgroup the other day. Oh my goodness, they all wanted to know what I was up to, great promo for my stuff.

Amanda said...

Loving the look of your baby quilts. It looks very cosy with the flanelette. Laughing at your crafting in public it can seem like a secret society at times can't it?

Kate said...

Oh my goodness, you don't know what you're having!! How exciting. Love the blankies but love the building excitment more.

Taylor Made said...

They are so lovely...I am impressed with hand stitching the binding. I have done some public crafting much to my daughters horror.

inkcaravan.com said...

Oh, I so get that! You can't stop when you're on a roll. And you are! I'm boldly guessing something with pink. :-) ~ Alisa

Rie said...

It looks wonderful & what a fantastic new hobby you've found for yourself!

Jacqui said...

They are beautiful! Love the fact you "outed" yourself in public!!

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