A friend of mine recently adopted a two year old girl!
It was a long process unfortunately full of obstacles.
I couldn’t be more thrilled for the entire family.
Along with giving them many of Miss ME’s baby things (mattress, high chair, etc), I wanted to make the cutie something.
She is honestly a fashionista!
Not kidding, she should be featured on Humans of New York’s “Today in Micro-Fashion” segment.
I found a cute 2.5 inch strip roll at Joann’s that is all pink, cream, gray, black and Paris themed-perfect!
I made a very simple quilt top, just stitching the strips together.
Then it sat…and sat…and sat.
It looked good sitting in front of my trusty Brother Machine.
I am not good at binding and was hesitant to start, mess it up, become frustrated and frog everything.
One of my YOP items is to take a class (either live or on Craftsy) to expand on one of my crafts.
Recently, along came an email with a list of Craftsy classes for $9.99.
Mastering in Minutes Finishing Quilts was featured.
As a new quilter, this was so worth the $9.99.
My stitching on the binding still needs A LOT of work (still have stitch lines that aren’t so straight), but with the instructor’s tips and video my corners turned out perfect!
I’m so pleased with how it turned out!
I love the backing fabric (pale pink and gold) and I had enough pink polka-dot stash fabric for the binding (more great tips in the Craftsy Class).
One lesson I learned is this: before pinning the binding on, really think about direction.
I pinned the beginning binding and went to my machine only to realize I was doing it so all the quilt would have to be bunched on the right and passed through the machine…not good or easy.
I re-pinned and had the quilt to the left which was much easier to handle.
I hope she and her new daughter enjoy it!
(I thought I got all the spare threads off the floor-oops!)
Have a good week!
The Crafting Nook