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#makersmadeitmonday: Baby Buckeyes

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Remember how I’ve been trying to finish up projects that have been on my mind for a while? These baby blankets for some sweet twins are finally made! The pattern is simple and rewarding if you can get a free afternoon or two!

What I Loved: I’ve made a number of these blankies recently and so it is a fast and familiar sew. But the best part was having my toddler boy sit on my lap and “help”! I also abandoned stitch in the ditch quilting this time and did a zig zag instead. Brilliant! Also, lesson learned from last time – I had marked how wide I like my borders and thus spared myself the painful agony of recalculating. This time I got to just cut and go!

What I’d do Differently: Double check mitered corners before you cut off the extra! I goofed on one blanket and spent a LOT of time trying to remedy my mistake. It was so not worth the hours of work to save myself a minute.

What I Learned: Zigzag stitching over seams is fast, tidy, and cute. You don’t have to be as steady and perfect to get awesome results. Win. Also, don’t procrastinate. Most projects aren’t really that hard, they just take some dedicated time.

I’m thinking of selling these as custom orders in an Etsy shop. What do you think?

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