Friday, June 26, 2009

Speaking of crafting...

Did I ever show y'all these? I've been cleaning, saving, and backing up files on my computer. As you can tell by the decor in the house, I took these pictures way back in December, and just never got around to sharing them.

I made this blanket as a baby gift for one of our old youth interns. Ashley is pretty special to us because she was our first girl intern, and she worked with us the summer I was pregnant with the twins. (The girls were born in September, so I was VERY pregnant...) Ashley pretty much got stuck with being me that summer because I was restricted from traveling after the first week in July. Bless her heart, she was a better me than . . . me.

Jen lives down the street from us, and among other things, she quilts. I found her tutorial for this blanket, and ever since I've been waiting for an excuse to make one. Honey thought I was crazy trying to do this just days before Christmas, but...that's just the way we roll.

The fabric I used was all scraps except for the back and the border, so it was a very budget friendly project.


Looking at this one makes me think that it would be fun to make one a little bit bigger to use as a lap blanket on a chilly evening. Yes, it's June, and it's 99 degrees outside, but as fast as summer is flying by, chilly evenings will be here before we know it.

4 comments:

Shelly said...

I'm not a seamstress, Mom was. But I have always wanted to make a quilt! These posts are really making me want to get my sewing machine out and try it. I looked at the tutorial and I'm going to need a little more help than that, so I might be calling you! Enjoy your lazy days!

Mommy Cracked said...

Look at you go!!! I love the dresses and the blanket. I so wish I had paid better attention in Home Ec classes and learned to sew. These are fabulous!

The Pittman Family said...

That quilt is my favorite and is so stinking cute!! I love all the colorful fabric. Did you notice that it was a prop for Kate's 6 month pictures?? Thank you for taking the time to make such a beautiful blanket for my little one. Your family is pretty special to us!

Lisa Renee said...

You are stinking amazing. Glad your summer is going well. I clearly need to slow down myself! There is really only a little over a month left! ! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! Oh, we have a friend in common, or should I say, YET ANOTHER FRIEND IN COMMON HA! Kimberlee Sheilds! I have gotten to know her over the past year or so through some friends at Lakeridge. We have been working out together for over a month. She thinks a lot of you! Anyway, I just thought that was fun.