So in the week before Jude was born, I finally finished up the binding on the baby quilt and I’m really happy with the way it turned out! The back of the quilt is soft green sage minky fabric, so it’s not a true quilt but I still love it! I did get lazy and I didn’t sew the edging on by hand, but with my machine. . . but you really can’t tell unless you look really hard!
How cute is that fabric! It’s so hard to find good little boy fabric! I had been wanting to make a baby kimono for Jude for awhile but felt like the one that was in Amy Butler’s Little Stitches book required too much fabric. This is free pattern is a very simple alternative. I will say that I didn’t understand some of the instructions for the ties until after I had completed it incorrectly! So if you find yourself making this pattern, know that there are ties on the interior and exterior of the kimono. . . I only ended up with the external ties because I couldn’t figure out why you needed internal ties. . . until I was done. Oh well! It still works and is cute! It is just a bit too big for him now, but I’m sure I’ll post a picture of him in it soon. 🙂
I know it will probably be a while before I get to sew again, so I am glad I got the opportunity right before he was born to finish up some of the outstanding projects I had going on. The only thing I have on my list of things to make is a Mai Tai baby carrier. . . hopefully I can find some time to make one!