Baby Blanket a la Eileen.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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Last Thursday I got a amazingly lovely surprise in the mail from a friend of a friend who reads my blog. She sent me a box full of beautiful fabrics. Instantly my wheels where turning on what this box was going to become and of course with baby on my mind it quickly turned into a baby blanket. Thank you so much Eileen for such a thoughtful gift... the fabric will be loved by my new little one.
So I am not a technical sewer. In fact I hardly can be called a seamstress at all. I don't know how to sew in a zipper and could do a pregnant back flip before I could follow a pattern. So if you know anything about sewing hide your eyes... my technique is ugly. When I start a project like this I never really know how it will turn out. This is the first time I have every used seam binding, so again, hide your eyes {thank you so much Estelle for the tutorial!! so sweet}. Any way here is the step by step {in photos} of how I make a baby blanket. This is for all of you out there who wish you knew how to sew... if I can do it so can you.

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28 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh. My ovaries just punched me and screamed for me to have a baby.

    This blanket is beautiful and you can see/feel the love that went into it. That is one special baby that will be wrapped in that handmade goodness. Great job!

    I take it you got your machine back. I hope it was nothing too serious.

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  2. Oh my golly. Even I want to suddenly have a baby (okay, not entirely). This blanket is so incredibly beautiful, Alexis. I'm so impressed by your endless talent!

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  3. Such a sweet blanket to cherish, I can't wait to see baby wrapped in it!!!! Xoxo

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  4. Are you serious? The blanket turned out great! You can see how soft it is. How do you do that? I think I'm going to give this a try.

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  5. Alexis, I am so amazed by your talent and creativity. You made a gorgeous blanket and so quickly!! You made my day. :)

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  6. You did a great job, I'm impressed. xo

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  7. You're a genius! Cutest, sweetest blanket EVER!

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  8. just lovely! and i can feel the TLC with which it was made! xo

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  9. Wow, it is so beautiful and love the little heart that you added with embroidery and the ric rac trim. Even with this step by step tutorial, I'm not sure if I can sew....but I want too!

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  10. Your blanket is so sweet. I may just have to break down and buy a sewing machine. My cousin (Dr. Bob) sent me your link last year and I've been following you ever since! In fact, your creative, freestyle blog helped inspire me to start my own: (www.wakeupletsgo.blogspot.com). I look forward to your posts; I'm always impressed by your ideas and follow-through. Thank you!

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  11. So sweet! Technique doesn't matter one bit when making things from the heart :) Actually, in my opinion, technique doesn't matter any time!!

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  12. how beautiful! I love those fabrics.

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  13. Ah that is super sweet....lovely fabrics too!
    alexa
    www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

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  14. Are you kidding? I looks perfect to me. You want to see some ugly sewing, I've got so great ones for show.

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  15. that is so beautiful, such a great project, would love to start my own blanket right now. but I am even worst in sewing, have no clue how to do it. would love to learn though!!

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  16. i'm jealous of // in love with your "ugly" technique... so adorable!

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  17. so so cute, Alexis!!!

    Can't wait to see who's been in there this whole time!

    xx

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  18. Oh how lovely! I love the embroidered heart... such a sweet addition!

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  19. BEAUTIFUL. I love the little heart and personalized embroidery.

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  20. So sweet! And what a sweet friend you have. Wishing you a happy and pain free labor when the time comes. Children are a gift.

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  21. wow this came out so beautifully!! My baby' is now 4 so no it didn't make me want a baby like the others.. but I do want that blanket!! hehe..
    it came out just perfectly..
    such an exciting time for you.. just revel in it :)

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  22. you just made making a quilt look so easy!

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  23. lovely quilt. i'm definitely going to give it a try despite my limited sewing skills :p love the heart!

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