I finally got it out while my mom was here and figured out the tension and have had fun finishing up seams! It's especially helpful in taming the fuzz minky creates!
I was asked by a friend if I would be interested in making her baby bedding so we met up and she picked out a couple of my FAVORITE prints! Amy Butler Belle Acanthus in Olive for the blanket and Sandi Henderson's Medallion Bloom from the Farmer's Market collection. And the piece de resistance - hot pink minky to back both.
Now I just need to hand-stitch the binding down on this blanket. Look at that nice serged edge!
So this is a little sneak peak for you Maggie! I hope you are as excited as I am!
The instructions on the bumper pads say to cut 24 20x2" strips of fabric then press them all, then topstitch them all and 5 hours later you can have fabric ties. And some burned finger tips. How do I know this? I've made them before. I decided it would be just as lovely to use a coordinating grosgrain ribbon in Lemongrass.
I just love the moment in a project where you get to see it all come together! It's so satisfying! I really want to keep these for myself (no, I'm not announcing anything) - they are just so CUTE! And the blanket is deliciously cuddly. That's the real minky there folks - it really is softer than the imposters! (and now I sound like a commercial.)