The reason of wanting to make a baby blanket is that some of our very best friends just adopted a baby girl. As soon as I heard about it I felt I had to do this. It’s such a special occasion and I couldn’t think of anything else I could do but make something by hand.
Finally I was able to meet up with one of my best girlfriends (Ms. Melissa) and put this baby blanket together!
After arriving at 6pm this is what was waiting for me:
|Sea bass, fruit, potatoes, asparagus (so yummy)|
After literally stuffing my face with some great food and wonderful company, we looked at each other and we said: the day has come! Let’s tackle it!
So here are the most important items:
· Satin binding (for the border)
· Sewing machine
· Sewing machine manual
· A very special friend! (this is a MUST have if you are a beginner)
|Here is Melissa when we first started|
|Here is when we couldn't figure out the bobbin. Or so we thought!!|
Guess what? We were pulling the knob the wrong way!! THE WHOLE TIME!!! It wasn't the bobbin. Once we finally figured out that out the sewing flew by. I am so proud of us! I really am.
|Here I am with the back of the blanket|
|I'm trying not to laugh and poke my finger with a needle.|
Here are the pictures of the final product:
Final thought about the baby blanket. Besided\s the heart to heart with a good friend and really getting to know each other, I really enjoyed making the blanket. I found it was easier if you have somebody help at first so you can really grasp the project at hand. Will I make one again? Sure I will. Maybe my next one will be for mine? Or maybe I can up the notch and make a full blanket if we have an older child. We'll have to see. This blanket was only a yard, I can't imagine making a large one.