One of my husband's many, many cousins is having a baby soon and yesterday was her baby shower. I wasn't able to go because we took my nephew Logan to the zoo while his parents are still out of town (that's a post for another day), but I did send my gift with another of my husband's cousins. She will be having a little girl, in November I think, so I gave her a package of diapers and this baby quilt that I made out of warm, snuggly flannel fabrics.
It has the raggy edges...here's a close up.
The back is completely smooth, though...no edges sticking out. I love making these quilts because they go together so quickly and you don't have to send them to the quilter, so when it's done, it's done. The only time consuming part is making the little cuts in all of the edges so that it will fray when it's washed. I think it turned out pretty cute though. My husband said I should keep it because it turned out so nice...isn't he sweet! =)
Yesterday was my husband's youngest sister's birthday...she turned 24. We'll all be getting together this evening to celebrate her birthday. Last night, as I was getting her gift together, I realized I didn't have a gift bag to put it in, so I made one using the tutorial at Pink Penguin.
I've been wanting to make one of these cute baskets for a while, so I thought that this was a great opportunity! It went together very quickly, and I just used fabric scraps and pieces that I had lying around. However, I did make some alterations to mine. My bag is a little larger than the instructions call for...I used 2.5" squares for the patchwork instead of 2". I also made the 'linen' piece (the white piece along the bottom) a little longer and wider (obviously to accomodate the larger patchwork pieces). I also made the handles longer and placed them in the front and back, instead of the sides, to make it easier to carry things in. So, this bag will hold her gift now, but it will hold whatever she wants later...what a fun gift bag! Thanks for the tutorial ayumills! =)