Tuesday, May 1, 2012

No Measure Baby Quilt

I hate measuring. I am more of a "let's-eyeball-this-project" type of person. I also like shortcuts. I have always wanted to sew a quilt, however the steps involving cutting squares (or other shapes) and sewing them together and ironing, etc etc etc just never appealed to me. (Did I mention that I hate ironing too?)

Soooo... I decided to make my own quilt rules. That involves no measuring. I picked up some cute baby fabric at Hobby Lobby (on sale of course!) and decided to make my soon-to-be nephew a "quilted" baby blanket. I didn't do any piecing, I just sewed some lines on the quilt to make it look like it was quilted. If you do this on your own, beware that your quilt will bunch up under the sewing machine a bit. Also, since I didn't measure, my quilt was not perfectly square... but who's looking, right? I highly doubt Baby Ty will call me up and complain that his blanket isn't perfect. I also made some super cute yo-yos and sewed them on. It turned out to be around 30x30 inches.

Well, here it is. Judge for yourself!


It's not as crooked as it looks, I promise! It just isn't laying flat on the fence. (Don't ask why I hung it on the fence either.)

 

Check out the cute sock monkeys!

  
 
 
 

And here's that bunching I was talking about. You can't really tell unless you are an experienced quilter.


Overall, not too shabby for my first "quilt". And since I made my own rules, it took me one afternoon to make! Can't beat that! Maybe one day (after I work on the virtue of patience), I will attempt a real quilt...

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2 comments:

  1. I love the fabric you chose - so cute!!!

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  2. Such a cute quilt!!!! I didn't realize that you were going to be getting a new nephew! He's going to love his new blanket!

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