The challenges I set for myself for this week, weren’t really for myself, but I was very happy making them!
I did not complete or even attempt any Penny Sampler Quilt blocks this week. This has been a week focusing on becoming a 1st time grandma, aka, Grammie, for a little boy. My daughter is having an out-of-town baby shower on Saturday, March 29. My plan was to complete the quilting on the baby’s quilt for the shower,
but when I heard she had indications of possible preeclampsia, I changed my plans and headed south. So instead of having the quilt for the baby shower, I quick-like-a-bunny hemmed a piece of flannel for a receiving blanket, and
followed adapted a tutorial for a travel diaper changing pad.
The receiving blanket:
I adapted the changing pad by eliminating batting and using just outside fabric and a plush towel. Very washable! Of course, I never do anything the easy way if I can make it complicated. The fabric I chose for the outside was about 5 inches too short, but that didn’t stop me. When I was pressing the folds out I saw that the “permanent” center fold looked a little dingy, so I slashed that part out and added a strip of solid red cotton. Then to make up for the length I added a solid navy strip. Of course all these colorful strips, all 2 of them, made the outside piece … yes, too long. I really liked the colorful strips, so I just cut off some more of the original outside fabric. Goodness, see what I mean about making things complicated.
Here is the tutorial for the changing pad, so maybe you would like to make one or a few, too.
I brought along some fabric for a Boppy cover for mommy-to-be’s approval and received a big smile, so maybe I’ll get that made while I’m here, but I doubt it!
Things are looking good for my daughter, I’m so thankful.
So, even though the sewing I did was not exactly for me…I sure was happy doing it, dreaming all the while of the little guy who is due in just 7 more weeks.
Thank you for taking time to read this post. Please also visit the other participants starting Saturday, March 29, 2014 to see what they have been making. I would like to thank Sarah at Berry Barn Designs for this fun and supportive challenge, it has been helpful to me and I have enjoyed meeting the other participants.
~Janie, Isabella’s Whimsy