I sent my design to Spoonflower and had it printed in an organic
knit cotton that is extremely soft.
I put a white layer of flannel between the quilt top and a soft striped flannel
I found for the backing. It makes the blanket a very nice weight.
The dotted lines were a great guide for hand stitching around each square.
Decorative pink stitching was added as with the other pink touches at the end.
The decorative lamb pillow is made with polka dot flannelette, white and black felt.
It could be used as wall decor instead of a pillow. It is quite flat.
Even the pink bow is made of felt.
A sweater is always nice gift. I crocheted a simple shape all half-double crochet with a few
stripes. I was planning to make the sweater hooded but changed my mind and made a
shell stitch peter-pan collar. When it was finished I got the idea to line it with some soft
cotton fabric and from there it seemed sensible to make it reversible. I cut two pieces of the
lining fabric the same shape as my sweater and seamed it right sides together. Then I
sewed it by hand into the sweater. I like how it turned out and so did my daughter-in -law.
Ties seemed to work the best for a reversible sweater. They are a crocheted chain and then slip stitched into each chain for body.
At the last minute I found I had some flannelette in my stash that had sheep on it so decided to make a double-sided blanket to line the basket I was putting my gift in.
Finished Baby gift !
A baby is a wonderful miracle and so much fun to make things for. What do you think?