I’m making a handful of gifts this year for friends and family, but not just any gifts… gifts requiring new skills with complicated first-time-learning-instructions! Weirdly difficult projects! Painfully slow learning curve type projects! I do this to myself, and have no one else to blame. A moment of weakness at the fabric store lead me to buying 9 yards of the cutest pale yellow pom-pom trim, which lead to many hours of tedious pinning, some swearing, seam ripping and additional swearing in the form of “never again will I sew with adorably tiny pom-pom trim”.
But then again, these pom-poms are practically irresistible, so maybe I’ll be fooled by them again. Also on my list of sewing materials to never touch again? Adorable and painfully soft dotted micro fleece. It was a miserable monster to work with. I sure hope these not-yet-born twin babies appreciate all the torture their new quilts put me through. I used this tutorial by The Purl Bee, but adapted it to make two small square baby quilts, and I used stupidly stubborn fabric and trim. These small square quilts can be used as play mats when the babies are little, and later can be good stroller quilts or travel quilts, since I made little drawstring fleece bags to store the quilts in. I recommend the tutorial, but not my modifications… although the finished project is pretty cute. I’m almost tempted to make more.