While I was taking meds by the handful and sipping hot tea, I did some simple sewing. I finished hemming up these baby blankets for our new grandson, who is coming this month:
I can't even tell you how great these turned out. Have you bought baby blankets recently? They're awful--tiny and thin! So instead of buying those I spent some money at the fabric store and got some heavier flannel. I bought a yard and a half of each of these and washed them twice in hot water. Then after I removed the selvages, squared them, and hemmed them, these finished about 42 inches square with only a couple inches of waste. They're way prettier than what I found in stores and I think they'll last a lot longer than the thin ones, too.
I hemmed these using this foot for my machine:
Hard to get a picture of a shiny metal foot! This is a rolled hem foot that came with my machine. I used to use this when I made dresses for my girls, which means I haven't used it in a while! It gives a beautiful narrow hem:
The foot folds the fabric and stitches it. No need for pressing tiny little hems! Once it gets started it goes pretty fast. All five of these blankets took only a couple of hours from start to finish. Of course, I broke that up so that it took all week, but if your head wasn't throbbing it would only take a little while.
That was it for this week! Hey, every little bit of progress counts. And I finally did get a package with some more brown in it, so I can finish those last couple of blocks for the Forest Friends quilt. Hope to have that done next week. Cannot wait to meet the little guy!
Everyone have a great weekend. Not sure what I'm going to be up to yet, but pretty sure there will be some fabric involved, even if it's just cleaning up those flannel threads!
Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Finish it up Friday.