Saturday, August 7, 2010

sewing for little ones




My granny squares are starting to pile up and I have recently learnt from you tube how to join them. I am really enjoying making these little squares and imagining the little fingers that will run accross them

Turns out four of my friends are also pregnant and due within a month or two of me as well as my cousin who is expecting her third! So I have lots of baby related sewing to do. A quick clean-out of my craft area led to the discovery of 3 unfinished baby quilt tops, which will definitely help, and also two orphaned quilt blocks from a quilt I made for my cousin Belle. After seeing the ridiculously overpriced taggy blankets in the shops I decided that these quilt blocks could become perfect taggy blankets.


With some satin and felt ribbons and some soft minky on the back, they were very quick little gifts to whip up. And I even got to practice my free motion quilting too. During my cleanout I discovered a shrinky sheet I purchased last year, so I hope to use that in the next one to give it a little more texture.


Now I just have to start a quilt for my little one.

6 comments:

Dolores said...

What colourful granny squares. I love them. I do not know what a taggy blanket is.

Dolores said...

I forgot to say congratulations on the wonderful news. Glad your not getting sick. It's the pits.

Kate said...

Your squares are coming along well :-)

Farmyard Crafts said...

Wow! You're doing a gerat job!! Those taggy blankets are stupidly priced aren't they!! Your granny squares look great!

a good yarn said...

Lovely crochet and charming taggy blankets! My goodness there are a lot of babies due around the same time. What was in the water way back when? Ann :-)

MissesStitches said...

Great use for your leftover squares!