My First Baby Quilt

So I started making baby Quilts. So far I have made two and they came out amazing! I truly loved the challenge and can’t wait until I make more! This post will be on my first baby quilt I made a couple of months ago.

The first Quilt I made was a gift to a family member. It took me about 3 months to make because I kept second guessing myself. I went to a new fabric store, and ohhh I loved it! I will be posting my thoughts on this new fabric store soon!

So basically I went to the store and told them that I have never made a quilt so I needed a simple pattern and something I didn’t need to “think” to hard. They sold me on a one piece panel and they helped me in figuring out how much fabric I needed to do the border. Then she basically explain the best way to sew it and also told me that if I had any questions or got stuck to call them or bring it in and they will help me figure it out.

Thankfully I didn’t need any help, I did have to redo the batting several times because I just couldn’t get it the edges even out. I really loved how it came out. Afterwards I thought maybe I should have used a softer fabric because it was a bit on the ruff side.

Here are the pictures I took. I love those vibrant colors and that beautiful flower! I want to make more but I think I will just advertise these as quilt covers, maybe I can make like a bed set for it…

100% cotton, organic non-bleached batting and everything was prewashed before sewing and afterward. I always use the baby stage 1 detergent because of course this is for a baby!

Just had to show the backing. I truly loved the help they gave me on picking this out.

Isn’t that a beautiful flower! I made it with straght stitches vertically and horizontally. Of course I have a small sewing machine so there are some not so straght lines but it does give it character.

Dads Gift, Scarf and Hat

In 2017 I finished another gift. This one was for my dad, again the scarf is from my yarnbox subscribtion I use to have.

My dad chose these colors, he is a very ecentric kind of guy. I chose a new stitch and i really liked how it came out. I truly believe that I am starting to be able to fit the stitches with the yarn type.

I had a little bit of yarn left over so I thought of making him a hat to go with it. He worked late at night so i thought it would help him stay warm. For my first hat it came out pretty good.

The hat stich is the same as the scarf, I didnt do the “magic” circle type of hat. It is the one that you make a rectangle then stitch it together once you get the height that is needed. I liked how it came out hopefully dad does too. Yes I still havent given it to him because we just got home a week ago and I have had to get into my routine again.

Yarn Colors (approx 118 yds per skien):

Ginger Root, Golden Kiwi, Star Fruit & Celery

Company: Yoth yarns Inc

Needle Size used 3.75mm

Husbands Scarf Memories

A couple of years ago I started on a new project. My husband has been wanting a new scarf so I had him pick out some yarn from my Yarnbox subscription stash. He quickly picked out a beautiful mixed color yarn.

This yarn is so soft and fluffy a part of me didn’t want to start it. Of course finally I unwound it and had to roll it into a ball. The yarn feels so soft every time I work on it I feel I might break it. It took me a couple of days to see which pattern I wanted to use.

Going to my trusty crochet book I looked for several days until I found the patterned I liked. Of course being that I am learning how to used this type of yarn and the pattern I picked I have had to unravel it several times until I was satisfied that I got it right.

I am using a stitch counter and writing the steps down in my writing journal. I am also timing myself…so I have had to delete those times and erased those numbers several times before I got it right.

I am noticing that you really can’t see the pattern details as much as I would like. I don’t know if it is because of the type of yarn and color; or I may have used the wrong needle for it. I know most yarns give recommendations and using this yarn I did follow them. The end result looks awesome to me.

Enjoy the pictures and here is the Link to the yarn review video and for the yarn details. Below are the pictures please let me know what you think.