Thursday, May 6, 2010

Handmade Quilt

I'm not a big fan of the typical baby bedroom decor sold in stores, so when I found these instructions on how to make a quilt from vintage sheets, I decided that was what I wanted to do. I already had an old set of grandma's sheets that were super soft and snuggly, and although they had an abstract floral pattern, I figured since they were yellow and green, they'd be perfect for a baby boy. For the backing, I used a soft piece of cream colored muslin that I had lying around, so I only had to buy some green yarn and a roll of crib-sized batting.

I liked the idea of tie-quilting - it reminded me of Stacy's old Raggedy Anne & Andy blanket. (Yes, I appreciated and admired other blankets besides my Snuffa Blankie!) Sewing the fabric pieces together didn't take long, but I think Noah and I got through three Indiana Jones movies before I was finished tying all those little knots. Needless to say, this quilt was not finished in one day, but it was very easy. I may even attempt a larger one someday!

The sheet still had it's original label attached, so I decided to add it to the quilt.

Now we have a cozy quilt all ready for baby. Just need to get the rest of the nursery together before he arrives!

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