Sewn : Baby Boy's Quilt

Monday, August 14, 2017

I'm not a quilter. I'll be the first to admit that, but I do like to quilt occasionally because it's a form of sewing you can do that doesn't require as much thinking. (At least in how I do it with block squares. Obviously not talking like complex patterns or anything.) And let's be honest, sometimes I just want to veg out and listen to podcasts, haha. 

This blanket was made hopefully for a future child someday, but otherwise will probably be gifted to a future niece or nephew.

The fabric is meaningful to me because I got it in Australia (after a 10 mile hike to get to the fabric store no less, ha you think I'm kidding. I'm an idiot and overestimated the distance, and was too scared to figure out the bus. haha but it gave me an excellent opportunity to experience all of Perth.) The fabric store was called Materialise, found by the glorious invention of Yelp. (Anyone on Yelp? I'm obsessed! I love finding new shops and restaurants.)

The back of the blanket is light blue minky. (And oh my gosh my mom, bless her. She literally stood there for like 10 minutes with her arms in the air and didn't complain. #praise)

The wrinkles are driving me crazy. I'm sure if I knew more about quilting I would know what to do to prevent that next time, but I don't. So if any quilters out there want to share some tips, I'd love to hear!
The fabric is cute I think. Little elephants, space shuttles, stripes, and a nautical print- perfect for a baby boy! The intent wasn't to make it so patriotic looking, ha ironic coming from Australia! But I actually really wish it wasn't red, white, and blue. Oh well, hopefully the lighter blue on back mixes that up a bit

So question of the day, What are your favorite podcasts? 
I'm selfishly asking because I want some new recommendations. My favorites are Thread Cult, Stuff You Should Know, RadioWest, and Podcasting One Handed. Obviously some of those aren't going to appeal to some you depending on your life circumstances. haha but I'd love to hear your favorites!

Also, have to give a quick shout-out to Regan from Solitude for Sewing who is starting up a new blog series called Stitching Students. The series features young seamstresses still in college or high school. Isn't that the coolest idea ever? It's always nice to find blogs of people in similar life stages as you, and I've found some really good blogs to follow because of it. (Lady Sewalot comes to mind, her blog is amazing!) Anyways, she featured me in a recent post and I wanted to share because I was excited. :)
Happy sewing everyone!

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