5 years ago today on this blog I posted this tutorial for a simple baby quilt. Things were a little different then. The pictures on this blog were smaller and darker. Pinterest had not been created yet (see! there was life before Pinterest). This blog was smaller… much smaller. At that time I was averaging 20 readers a day. When my husband read it I would spike to 21 readers.
Oh how fast 5 years have gone! We had the baby that I was making this quilt for and moved across town. I joined Houston Bloggers which have helped me take this blog beyond 21 readers a day. And then I formed Blog Elevated Conference with my friend Lisa to help other bloggers take their blogs further. Growing your blog requires baby steps.
Ellie, also known as Princess Newbie, will be 5 in a month. Much has changed but we still have this blanket and it’s still in great shape. Give it a try, it’s a great project for beginner sewers or kids learning to sew.
I wanted the new baby to have a personalized blanket like my other two princesses got from my mom and grandmother. However, that probably won’t happen this time since my grandfather has been in the hospital and everyone has been busy with that. So I decided to make her a simple quilt myself. It’s not perfect but that will probably be the first lesson that she learns about me. Perfection is not my goal in life nor my calling.
It is very simple to use. You open it up and place it over the edges of the blanket and sew it down. One side is a little shorter than the other. I recommend placing this edge on the prettiest side and sewing as close to the edge as you can. Because the other side is a little longer, you can usually be assured that you are also sewing on the other side as well.
when all the binding is sewn on, you are done with your quilt.
Here’s another quilt I did last week for a baby gift with a matching burp cloth.
They’re not too hard to do and can be pretty fast. Notice that I said can be. It really depends how many neighbors stop by to tell you something, kids yell at each other, or husbands want to eat food that you cook as to how fast it will go.