The Baby Blanket Quilt
July 13, 2016 11:54am CST
A member of our church had this idea to sew together all of her son's baby blankets, then to ask our sewing group to finish it for her. It's been hard. All of the blankets are different fabrics, different sizes, and different thicknesses. We decided it would be easiest to do the backing in the flip way. It's where you put the fabrics right side together and sew then, leaving a space to flip it around when done. That was fine, but when the lady's were cutting off the excess, they accidentally cut into the backing. That is what you see if part of the picture where I am attempting to repair and cover up their mistake. The top is where I am sewing closed that opening. We still will put some ties throughout it as well. I assume as with the last quilt she asked us to finish for her that she will donate a bit of money to the church for our work. I just love my time each month at sewing club at church even though it's a full day. I love sewing as well as the socializing. I just need to force myself to get off of the computer and work on my sewing and crafts at home too!
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• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Jul 16
That sounds very interesting. It looks like a fun project to do, not the part where you need to repair it, but putting all those different baby blankets together for a quilt. I know and understand your problem for getting off the computer to do other things. I have the same problem.
14 Jul 16
That looks like such a comfy quilt. That sounds like a nice get together. I loved the knitting class I joined last winter at the library. I made some slippers and now, all these months later my husband still doesn't have the slippers I was intending to make immediately!
• United States
21 Jul 16
oh boy...let's not talk about projects started months ago.... I put everything in a bag to work on finishing a quilt that I put the top together 2 years ago. Of course many quilters have some they've had for years and years...some never get done and you end up finding them at estate sales.