This blanket has been a long-time coming. Making baby blankets for those soft little bundles of love is so much fun! It has been fun. I have several new baby blankets coming out soon which are quick and easy to make. My first project worthy of “giving” was a ripple baby blanket for a Sunday school teacher. She was expecting her first child and I picked out the yarn and spent nights crocheting it. Baby blankets are quick and less intimidating than full-size blankets.
The Ombre Granny Stripe BabyÂ Afghan
This was so fun to make; I started it during the Use Your Stash Challenge 2017, so you have seen bits and pieces of it.
Remember when it looked like this?
Here it is in all its beauty. A lovely easy-to-crochet Ombre Granny Stripe Baby Afghan.
The beautiful colors march across the blanket in lovely waves of light to dark.
The yarn is soft and cuddly, too. The super-easy border makes this an ideal first granny stripe project.
Quick, easy and fun, what more could you want in a project?
What I’ve Been Up To
I know you have been wondering what else I have been up to lately. The girls and I have been taking a beginning quilting class–the same class I took two years ago. It is a different teacher and I am learning new things. I feel more confident in knowing why I need to do what I am doing. The quilts are coming along nicely in spite of huge mistakes, and the girls are learning how to use a rotary cutter and ruler for making all the cuts for the quilt. The nice part is having a project we are working on together without working on it together (if you know what I mean). I guess it is more of a misery-loves-company kind of camaraderie.
It is fun to see each personality show up in the quilts. The one above is mine. The one below is our youngest daughter’s quilt. It is her first and it is a great beginner quilt. She is fairly new to sewing and insists that she will never make another quilt again. Here she is laying the blocks out to see which layout she likes best:
This next one (below) is our oldest daughter’s quilt. She has made quilts before but this is her first class.
The photograph doesn’t do it justice; the colorsÂ don’t show up as pretty as they do in the actual quilt. We have had a ball helping each other finish the quilts.
Talk to you later,