This blanket was finished just in time to be shipped off to our cousin's little girls 1st birthday! I hope she likes it!
This is my first quilt EVER. The cotton squares are mixed with light pink dot minky to match and stitched in the ditch. Sewing with minky was a brand new experience that will never be repeated in a pieced blanket. I kept a can of air next to my machine and had to blow out the bobbin area often and crossed my fingers that the fabric wouldn't move. My seams matched up pretty well.. I only had to rip out a few and redo. I pinned like crazy... pinning on either side of a seam helped a lot.
A huge reminder for me next time - re-read measurements!!! Binding is 2 1/2"... not 2". This was my first time making bias binding using the tube method. It looked confusing in some of the tutorials, but I was wrong. It was so easy. My biggest problem is I get bored fast trying to cut all 200+ inches of it.
I just had a whole stack of fabric come in the mail today... and I think I have my next quilt lined up assuming I can decide on a style... :)
I basted it together with spray. How in the world do people have the patience for pinning?!? Am I missing a secret to it?
The finished quilt measures about 50"x50".