Happy New Year everyone! I hope your year has gotten off to a great start. I have been a busy bee lately. Lots of sewing has been done in January. First off, my best friend is expecting a baby boy soon. As requested I made her a hospital gown so she would look fabulous in those first moment photos. I used a free pattern found at Lazy Girl Designs here. Its a great pattern, very easy to follow, and makes a great gift. Some changes I made were rounding out the neckline and using snaps at the shoulders.
Of course I had to make her a baby quilt. I found this awesome tutorial at the Moda Bakeshop by Alyssa of Pile O' Fabric. I had seen the quilt a while ago and loved it, and so this was the perfect opportunity to make one myself.
video (of Kelby Sews) on using invisible thread to finish the binding was super helpful. At first I had some issues getting the thread on the bobbin, but after that was done it was smooth sailing. Normally, I don't like the way my machine sewn binding looks, but this technique is one I will use again in the future.
The great thing about this quilt is the size, it will definitely be able to be used on a toddler bed instead of just as a baby quilt. I'm so happy she liked my gifts. I really enjoy making handmade gifts instead of just going to a store and buying something off a shelf. She liked the quilt so much she requested a matching pillow which is in the works now.
Thanks for reading!