Monday, November 17, 2008

Crafting for Babies

I saw this lovely rag quilt tutorial on Prairie Muffin and decided to try it out for a friend's new grandson.
I found some cute flannel with construction trucks and traffic cones, and loved the combination of orange and blue. Cutting out the squares was easy, quilting the sandwiched squares from corner to corner was easy too.

Here's a close up of me snipping the raw edges to give it that frayed looked once it's washed and dried. This part was time-consuming, but I passed the time by listening and occasionally glancing at some Monk episodes from season four. I wonder if Monk could do this sewing project? Probably not, the strings would drive him nuts, and the frayed edges would drop him over the edge.

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Michael said...

Another of your many gifts. It looks even better in real life, the baby that receives this blanket will be blessed.

Renna said...

I am impressed! It's really pretty. :-) I clicked on the link you provided, and I think I might actually be able to do that. I doubt I'll have the time to attempt it before the holidays, but I think that may be my next crafting venture. I've always loved rag quilts, and their homespun look.

By the way, I like your nail polish. ;-)

Now I'm going to hang around your sight a minute or two longer until Michael Buble finishes crooning...sigh. ;-Þ

Marilyn - A Mixed Bouquet said...

What a great project and gift! You did a great job, Dana!

How nice of Michael to write that sweet post for you.

Hey, we need to get caught up on our quarters!