I decided to make a toddler sized quilt instead of a baby quilt so that it can grow with her. I've now found that all of Henry's baby blankets and quilts are too small. I would like to combine two to make a toddler one if I can find the time.Glam Fabrics. I chose some gray minky, some pink scallop print cotton, and a colorful zoo print cotton. I had some floral fabric that I won from Sewing Summit and some pink striped fabric in my stash. They all looked great together even though I had to do some interesting piecing to make it big enough.
Now because I love the look of machine quilt, but I hate binding I thought doing a crochet edge would be a good idea. I was really inspired by this free pom pom edge crochet pattern. The finished product looks good, but it was extremely frustrating. I started by using my wing tip sewing machine needle to make holes all around the edge. I first did a basting stitch which didn't make big enough holes, and then I did the classic star machine stitch that makes a good-sized hole. I think the batting makes a big difference because the holes still weren't big enough for my smallest crochet hook, and I didn't want to buy one just for this one project. Instead, I took a yarn needle that fit the holes and did a whipstitch around the whole blanket. Then I added a simple stitch around in the holes to give more detail. Finally, I was able to crochet the pom poms into the whipstitch, and I only did it on three sides of the quilt so the pom poms don't bug baby girl's face when she starts using it.