So we made it through the holidays (that sounds bad, we made it through.) We actually had a great holiday season with lots of fun, family, and food! And now I'm gearing up for baby #5 due 5 weeks from today. Our oldest is a boy, and now 10 years and 3 girls later we are getting another boy in our house. I love my girls, but I think it will be fun to have a change.
So the next little bit I'm going to be showing you all my cute little boy projects. It's fun to be sewing with blue again!! We kind of have a thing for minkee/snuggles at our house. I made my husband a throw for Christmas a few years ago and it is the favorite and fought over TV blanket. I did one for my yougest when she was born and "lovey" is her very favorite, she doesn't sleep without it. So I knew I wanted to make one for this baby. But I had a hard time finding minkee prints in the colors I wanted so I threw in a few cotton prints. It turned out pretty cute. And was super simple to do.
I cut 12-4&1/2" x 43" strips and sewed them together (tip-when sewing with minkee or snuggles pin really well, it stretches and you'll never end up even if you don't)
I didn't put any batting in it. I did the back out of gray snuggles, and cut it about 2&1/2" bigger than the front all the way around. Then just rolled it over twice, pinned and sewed.
Then I pinned off a 6 inch section about 1/3 of the way from each end and sewed right along the seam. I did this in the place of quilting to keep it together.
So it's good to be back. Stay tuned for more baby boy projects, hopefully I'll get it all done since I only have 5 weeks left-or 3 if I'm lucky ;)