Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wednesday Confession

I want to make Chloe a receiving blanket and matching burp rag. The main reason being that I want to make her something but it's been so long since I used my sewing machine that I need something simple to refresh my skills.

I went to Hobby Lobby and bought the cutest frog flannel with a complimentary hot pink for the back side. I can't wait to see the finished product. As rookie as it may look.


Apparently, not using your sewing machine for 5+ years (my how time got away from me) will cause you to forget how to load a spool.

Frustrated. Will figure this out! Now where is my instruction manual?

**********a few hours later**********


Still frustrated and in a hurry, I managed to complete the receiving blanket. I'll work on the burp rag later. I'm not too impressed with the size of the blanket. I found the pattern online. I'll make a larger blanket later. For now, I'm pleased with my warm up.

Here is the fabric. Is it not the sweetest? This blanket is so so so soft!! Maybe I should make one for me!


  1. Kim, it will come back to you and even if it doesn't it will always bring fond memories. The first baby quilt I made was with needle and thread by hand. My pet Tinker and me would sit on the bed when Don would have some friends over for poker. We listened to the radio. The quilt was real cute. Hope you still have your needles from other fun times. I love you.

  2. It is the cutest fabric. I bet Mark is just thrilled you found frogs. ;) Looks like you did a great job.

  3. Love the cute blanket. You did a very good job on making it.
    (Frogs = warts),lol, not really.

  4. great job! i'm working on getting my quilt top finished today. maybe i'll quilt the layers together but i'm totally not getting ahead of myself!

    did you pre-shrink the flannel? i just bought some flannel fabric to make fall/winter crib sheets out of and i'm worried if i don't pre-shrink they'll get all fudgy in the wash. hmmm....

  5. i did pre-shrink the fabric. That is the first time I've ever done that and I wasn't sure it was necessary. I guess we'll see because I just made two more and didn't pre-shrink. I'll let you know after I wash them all again.

    I can't wait to see your finished quilt Meredith!


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