Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Blankies for Babies

I'm really REALLY slow at getting gifts out. I really don't know what my problem is but I know that I inherited this trait from my mom. It's really awful... I have good intentions but some how I have set backs when it comes to following through. Our next door neighbours had a baby near the end of September and I'm just getting around to gifting them. When I had our baby a year ago, she made us a blanket and a snow suit for her. In return, I'm knitting a little hat and sewing a quilt. The hat is just about finished and I got the quilt top done last week on my days off.

This quilt is mostly purples and greens. All the blocks are pinwheel blocks. I just need to put a border on and then I'll back it with flannel and bind it with flannel. To quilt it I may stitch in the ditch or stitch 1/4 in from the block seams. I'll see what I feel like doing.

This next quilt top was put together the same night as the purple and green one and it is for friends of ours that had their first baby in August. I've already gifted them with a hat identical to the one above. This quilt is made up of pinwheels and square in a square blocks. I'll do the same and use flannel to back it and bind it.

With the cold snap Calgary has been having, these babes I'm sure could use the extra warmth. Daytime temps of -29C with a windchill factor making it close to -40C. Exposed flesh freezes in 2 minutes.


Laura B said...

What beautiful work! I love the purple and greens together.

Kat with a K said...

I have gift issues too. My new principle is that I can make things for people, but I CANNOT set deadlines. I just don't allow myself to do so. So I just make things when I want, and then give them at the next appropriate gift-giving occasion, or just because. It seems to be working decently so far.