Monday, April 2, 2012

Isaac's Crib: He Got Quilted and Rugged

Back at Isaac's Crib we've been working on his new baby blanket.  A baby rag quilt.  A stylish chap needs something snappy on the bed for when he entertains, right?

Jen picked out a smorgasbord of seven different fabrics that we rotary cut into 6 inch squares. Then, laid them out into various patterns before choosing something chevronish.

Jen's sister, Kristin, was visiting and went right to work sewing most of the squares together following the instructions from Jubilee Homespun.  She did a great job and I rediscovered one of my favorite creative activities: sitting back with a cold drink and telling someone else what to do.  So fun.

After the panels were all sewn together it looked like a hot mess.  That's normal.  Jen took it home and did all the snip snipping on the raw edges.  That's the hardest part.

What?  Yeah, you're right.  I really didn't do much.  But, it was still exhausting being the slave driver.

Instead of using cotton quilt fabric for both sides, we used Minky Cuddle polyester fabric for the back.  We knew it really wouldn't fray, but Jen liked the look of the little tabs too and wanted something uber soft for the back. Isaac is going to be a snuggler.  We just know it.

While I was finishing up the painted stripes on the wall weeks ago, Jen ordered a new area rug for the room from Rugs USA.  At just over $100 for a 5' x 8' rug, it was the right price.  At just a shade under construction caution orange via the internet, it was a risk.

She waited to unroll it until I came over with the quilt.  It's a match, but might actually be a smidge closer to the caution orange than one shade.  It is fun and made the cut to stay.

In this case, it won't be caution, construction zone. It will be:

Caution, Cutie McCharmer zone. You won't be able to say no.


  1. Wow! You guys have done an amazing job! This is one lucky little man! -Kerry T.