Sorry, I don’t have much to show this week. I am waiting on some ribbon to come in to finish the crib bumper. I got the short end and one long side made before I ran out of ribbon for the ties.
I have heard horror stories on sewing with minky and I will admit it is not the easiest fabric to sew however as long as you pin, pin, pin, it will be okay. (and it does make a huge snow pile in the floor while your cutting) Just keep your vacuum handy!
I made the matching blanket. It is made with all minky fabric for front and backing. The batting is 100% cotton. The binding is matching fabric from the crib bedding. The fabric is more home decor weight and I don’t usually like to use this for binding but I did to keep it all matching.
I quilted it cross hatch just to keep the three layers together. The dotted minky is too cute and I felt quilting it all over would have taken away from that.
Can you see the quilted squares the stitching made?
I haven’t had a chance to work on my granny squares this week at all. On top of that I have a new project in the makings. I am going to attempt to make reusable paper towels. They will snap together and peel off a paper towel roll just like the real thing. I had a request from my sister n law for this and I can’t wait to see how they turn out. Who knows it may be the beginning of a new etsy item! More on this in the near future.
Happy Wednesday ( definitely not wordless)
& Happy Stitching ~ Audrey