I have always looked forward to being an aunt - to have the responsibility to spoil, pamper and love a little baby is something I think I can handle quite well. So, you can imagine my excitement when I learned that my first niece was on her way! I wanted to make something special for her and decided on a baby blanket. I figured baby blankets are pretty small so it shouldn't take too much time or be too expensive....and sewing isn't too hard....I did sew a quilt square in 3rd grade afterall. I found a little website about making a baby quilt and followed it to a certain degree. However, they had one key ingrediant that I did not - a sewing machine! So I made it by hand using a rocking stitch (I think it was it's called). I made the squares 7"x7" and chose to do 9 squares long and 7 wide. I used a very thin batting and a nice bright yellow fabric for the back. I chose a blue, green and yellow color scheme as I didn't know the gender of the baby yet, and I figured that would work nicely either way. It turned out to be quite a nice size and took me a couple months to make...should have started a little earlier as I definitely finished it at 4am the night before the baby shower. The blue binding around the edges was quite tricky to sew and so I would highly recommend getting your hands on a sewing machine for that part. Overall, I think it's a great little project to learn how to sew and a cute present for a new baby. :)
Sewing all of the squares into rows and then sewing the rows together
Opening of the quilt! Ooo, ahh!
Showing off the finished product - hope Sonya likes it!!