Saturday, February 20, 2010
i am sooo close to finished, just have to hand sew the binding down. love this line of fabrics - sweet by urban chiks for moda. and i have to be honest, if we aren't having a baby girl i will probably cry. i want to wrap up a sweetie and snuggle her in this blanket!
the straight line machine quilting went pretty smoothly. i had two wonky lines i had to take out and redo. there's several puckers in there, and i poked myself a zillion times with all the pins - note to self, buy large safety pins - but i don't *think* i got any blood on the fabric and once it's washed i'm hoping the puckers will disappear. i didn't prewash, because i used a charm pack, but i don't know how much shrinkage to expect - anyone? do moda fabrics shrink, or do they come prewashed?
i have quite a bit of the backing and binding fabric left - i think i bought 2 yards of the small print and a yard of the large. i want to make a matching baby ball, or maybe a set of blocks. sigh. love baby stuff.
i am also doing a tutorial for ruby jane's retro fabrics using this fabric, called rockabye by avlyn, here's a peek:
how cute are those animals? especially the elephants! as soon as the fabric gets here, i'll get sewing and sharing!