I finally got access to my sewing machine and all my stuff so I started working on my baby to-do list!
First up were two blankets, one with minky and one with fleece. I made the minky one around 29″ square and the fleece one is just under 36″ square.
They look okay in the photos, but what you can’t see is my horrible need for a walking foot especially when using fleece! I didn’t quilt these, but I did sew between the bumps on the minky in each corner..if I had a walking foot I might have added some details to the fleece one.
I got the teddy bear fabric at Value Village and scored the cute baby animals during a sale at Fabricland before we knew the gender of the baby (it’s a BOY!). I’m still going to keep everything gender neutral though so if we have a girl next time it’s not an issue haha.
I don’t know how but they both ended up being a bit over-sized on the tops, I couldn’t get them flat..especially the fleece because it was so thick it was hard to move it through with a regular foot. I’m so glad I didn’t try to put batting in the minky blanket, but I may try using the hem seal on the next minky blanket I make to see if that helps. Thankfully baby won’t notice heh.
Since the fleece is so big, it’ll be good for tummy time until the baby is old enough to sleep with it and the minky one is just the right size for swaddling when the baby isn’t a newborn. Both will be nice and warm during the night.
Next up is to make some wash cloths, a snuggler and maybe the third minky blanket (but swaddle size).