Monday, July 13, 2009

Mommy B's for everyone!

I finally finished it. Over two years later that is! Look how happy he is to finally have his mommy b. I've been promising to finish it for quite some time now. I almost had it done a few months ago, everything but the binding. I hate putting on the binding...but enough excuses...the kid needs his baby blanket! I feel so bad, Bubu's was done before he was born and so was Atty's. All I can say is life was really hectic when I had three, two and under...what am I saying it's still hectic.
I was working with crazy mismatched fabric. For Spikes baby shower I asked the guest to bring fabric in place of any baby gifts. So each piece I got I wanted to get into the quilt some how. It makes for a busy blanket, but I like that the fabric has so much meaning.

Monkeys, ladybugs, frogs, baby prints, footballs...there's a lot going on here.

I was so determined to finish this blanket today that I spent every spare moment working on it. Early in the morning I sewed the front of the binding on and the rest of the day was spent hand sewing the back of the binding to the back of the quilt, that's the part I really don't like. My hands are aching, the finger I used to push the needle through the fabric is so sore, I had to put a band aid on it toward the end just to keep going. I didn't put binding on the first few blankets I made, and it was so much easier, but it does look nicer with the binding.
So now that I am done with his blanket, I need to start on the newest bundles blanket so that maybe it will be done before she is a teenager. I am excited to use girly fabrics! I really am hoping to get it done before she is born, I think I learned my lesson about waiting. It seems easier and easier to put it off after they are born for some reason. I narrowed the choices on pattern down to three. Take a look below and tell me which one you like. Help me make up my mind, so I can start looking at fabric.
Exhibit A. Framed One Patch, not the fabric just the pattern. Really simple, and cute.

Exhibit B. Friendship Star. Again just the pattern, this would be more ambitious for me, I've never attempted anything quite like it.

Exhibit C. One Patch, just the pattern. This one would be super simple so I might actually get it done on time...maybe.
So what do you think?


Mama said...

Oh I love it!!!
Ok for your next one....
I dont like A.
B is not as hard as you might think. Just a few triangles, and if you cut the square first, and cut in a diaginal it goes fast. I might even have the cheat cut size somewhere around here for that one.
But C is really cute and if you find a really cute fabric with a sceane it looks really cute for the large center block.
So helpful huh? Good luck!

Kat said...

Wow! Great job!

I like all the patterns but I think I like the colors of the first one best. It looks the most girlie. :)

Melody said...

Spike's blanket looks awesome!! The pattern you used was perfect for so many different fabrics! The binding looks great too! I've never done binding yet.

I think I like "C" the best! That would make a really cute blanket... so much fun to go shopping for the fabric for a girlie blanket!