Thursday, March 28, 2013

Baby Blanket Update

Hey hey!!Happy to announce that my project took me 3 days instead of 5!!However, I had to spend the whole 3 full days working on it 8am-5pm

Some thoughts:
It took me exactly 2 yards of white fabric
1 yard of yellow fabric 
and 1 yard of grey fabric to finish this quilt

two layers of organic cotton batting inside. It is not bulky and feels just right.

overall price of the project is around 20$. (considering sales and coupons used in JoAnn's)

Its size is 1x1 meter. 

I'd say you should really want this exact pattern and this exact idea in your head...otherwise it's hard to stay focused - too much stitching,cutting,ironing... A lot of work (and pretty easy to give up)I'm not sure I want to see my sewing machine anywhere around me the next month))))

So here are few pictures of what I ended up with
1. Lots of measuring and cutting                                                   2. Lining up zig zags

3. Sewing




Final Result 







PS This little hare is waiting for our baby too!!

Overall I'm more than happy with both an idea and results.
My stitching skills are much better now, and the lines are really STRAIGHT)
the blanket is very cute and cosy. I feel like every baby should have something like that to cuddle in and to crawl over (I would if it wasn't too small for my 5'10" =) )

Monday, March 25, 2013

New project

Well I guess it's been a while. Many things have changed since my last post and probably the main one is my pregnancy=)
I'm 21 weeks now and expect our baby girl in August.
That's something that really changes your interests and hobbies, isn't it?
Since it is a spring break (My last one!!!Yay!), I decided to create a challenge for myself - Sewing challenge.
I have this picture of an adorable blanket made by E tells tales

And I also found this tutorial Zig Zag Quilt that is just perfect for the beginners (such as myself))

So that's what we have: 5 days , great attitude ,and all the supplies needed 

I hope I'll be back in a couple of days to share with you some thoughts on the project as well as my progress.