I find if I do them assembly line fashion I can knock them out at a little under 30 minutes each. I am now in the habit of cutting left over batting into usable pieces for these quilts. I also have several quilting friends who donate fabric and batting to me for this project.
These are the most recent finishes
The requests come through Quilt Pattern Magazine and Petfinder Follow the link for details and patterns and how you can join the team.
A few weeks ago a quilting friend mentioned a super simple receiving blanket video she saw on YouTube by Missouri Star Quilt Co.
Last week my neighbor mentioned that she had a brandy new, very early, great grand child and that in a couple of weeks she would be going north to a shower for him. The perfect opportunity to give the self binding receiving blanket a try.
So cute and so simple
The first one took me about an hour and a half.
The second took 61 minutes start to finish.
You need to do a stitch all the way around where the binding is attached to the front to keep the layers from shifting. On the first one I used a very slow to sew cute stitch which added about 10 minutes to the project. On the second one I just used a wiggle stitch. # 4 on my Bernina.
The finished blanket measures in at about 34 inches square.
At my last quilt meeting one of the ladies was seeking a home for this spool of cotton yarn
One of the ladies at her table told her that I could probably crochet or knit something with it. Apparently I have a reputation.
She handed it to me and apologized that it was boring but that I could probably add some color to it.
The pattern was for a small and large wash cloth. I started with the large and found it too big. Posted them on IG and had a friend call and tell me that she really, really liked them. Will probably use them for packing material for her Christmas gift.
I knew if I held onto all those scraps of color from a previous project they would come in useful. Not sure who will find this set in their Christmas package.
Not really sure what I'm up to next. I do have several projects that should be finished and a hop or 2 on the horizon that I should give some serious thought to. hmmmmmmmmmmmm
Until next time, stay happy.