We seem to have a few friends who have just had babies or are about to have them. I always think that handmade gifts are a lovely keepsake and I like to give them whenever I can.I’ve made a couple of simple blankets in the past and have liked the way that the basic patchwork ones turn out.
We have a new quilting & yarn shop in the next city over from ours…when I say city, it makes it seem like a good old distance to drive but Fairhope is only 10 minutes from where we live.It has a beautiful downtown area with lots of little independent stores that we like to support.In The Making opened a few months ago and I believe they have a store open in Birmingham, Alabama also.
The Sew Over It Blossom pattern was gifted to me recently by Camilla and I knew that I wanted to include it in my #2018MakeNine plans.
The first step in production was to get the pattern and instructions printed off as this is a PDF pattern. I always prefer to have a paper copy of instructions to flick through as I’m sewing. When printing the actual pattern though, I came across my first problem. I had downloaded the file for US size letter paper. Paper in the US isn’t A4 like in the UK…crazy! Anyway, I could not get the test square to print the size it needed to be. It was either at least 0.5 cm over or 1cm under, and I tried at least 8 different printing options. I ended up just going for the setting that was the closest measurement but it was a little bigger than it needed to be.