It has taken me two years, but I finally finished my 2 year old’s baby blanket. The plus of making a baby blanket after they are born is finding out what they like. The silky edge is a must for my little guy and I never would have done it before he was born. The down side is that he isn’t a baby anymore, though I know he will still use and love on his blanket.
I am surrounded by men in my life and finding out we were expecting our third boy motivated me to reach out to my female relatives and work on a heritage quilt. So I have contacted, still waiting to hear back from some of them, my aunts, mom, grandma, and sister in law and will be sending each of them fabric to create a quilt block a piece. I will then put them all together in a quilt for me. Muwahaha! Okay it isn’t evil or anything, and I will still have a LOT of work to do. I will be putting a block in between each of my relatives to make a nice, big blanket. Whew. It will be quite the project, so you can all look forward to updates on this blanket throughout the next year or two… I mean if it took me two years to finish a baby blanket, who knows how long it will take me to complete this one, even if my relatives are making half of the top.
picture courtesy of the book Sew to Swap, pg. 114, by Chrissie Grace
I guess time will tell how the heritage quilt goes and how quickly I will get it done. I wish you all well on your current projects great and small!