I am so excited to be here today to share a bite sized sewing project with you all! My name is Michelle and I am from Delicate Construction. I love quick, under one hour sewing projects because I rarely have more time and attention available! I enjoy sewing, but I don’t create the most complex and intricate projects because if I don’t get them done in a day, I find that it can take me years to complete them. No, really, I have been working on a puffy quilt for my daughter for a year and a half already!
Today, I have a much quicker and easier chevron quilted baby blanket. This project came when the cashier at my local Vons told me she was going to be a grandma. Yes, I become friends with all the employees at the stores I frequent- when you are the lady with the giant coupon binder, you like to find the nice people and gravitate towards them. Anyways, I followed the whole pregnancy and when little man was born I was as thrilled as you can be when you only talk to the Grandma-to-be a couple times a week! I wanted to make something for her and I enjoy the feeling of actually completing a quilt so I thought I would come up with a quicker version that I could make more often for all the babies being born around me. What do you think?
It is a super simple 24 inch square blanket using two different flannel fabrics that I fell in love with at the craft store.
- Flannel fabric – two 24 inch squares
- Batting – one 24 inch square
- Double fold bias tape – about 8 feet long
First I cut the 24 inch by 24 inch piece of both fabrics and a piece of batting and then layered them bottom fabric face down, batting and top fabric face up. You could cut and piece together a quilt top, but I wanted this to be quick and easy so I just have the one fabric on each side.
Then I pinned all over the fabric to hold it in place while I quilted. I loved the chevron fabric so I thought I would just make my life easier and follow the chevron as my quilting template. I did five rows equally spaced and then still felt it needed something. That is when I went back to add the larger chevron in between all the smaller ones. I love the way it came out! Last, all I had to do was pin the bias tape around and sew that on and it was done!
I love the way it came out and can’t wait to make another one!
Michelle is the author behind Delicate Construction, a blog for woman and moms trying to get it all done on a budget while not compromising the wow factor. She has a husband of 5 years, 3 year old daughter and 23 year old with Autism and one crazy imagination! Follow her on Facebook, and Pinterest.