Friday, May 7, 2010

Baby Shower Gift

While on my quilting adventure last week we stopped in a quilt shop in Shipshewana, Indiana (which is Amish country) and I found some fabulous Minkee fabric. I knew that I wasn't going to get my niece and nephew's new baby quilt done in time for her shower this Saturday, so I bought some Minkee and made a super-soft blanket. And yesterday at a local Bernina shop I found some different Minkee fabrics and got some to make a coordinating bean bag frog. The frog is filled with plastic pellets, so it has a nice weight to it.

The frog pattern is available for free download HERE.

I love Minkee fabric -- it's just so amazingly soft. The Teds wanted to keep the blanket, so I may have to buy some more and make a throw that they can fight over.

I was hoping to do a podcast this week talking about the Super Seminar, but I just didn't get to it. I'll talk about it in my mid-May podcast, I promise! So much to share!



  1. OK, somebody said this minkee is a bear to stitch, what are your thoughts??? Sure is a cute blankie and froggie!

  2. My family loves minkee also. I have even used it for binding on a baby quilt and it wears like iron. My granddaughter is two and the flannel top has started to wear but the minkee is just like the day I bought it.

  3. This is the first time I've sewn with Minkee, and I had no problems. I pinned it fairly well and used a regular straight stitch. On the frog I shortened the stitch a bit. I didn't have any problems with the fabric shifting. I was surprised at how expensive it is, though -- it's actual Minkee brand (there are imitations out there), so maybe that's why. One of the frog fabrics was $20 a yard, but at least it's 60 inches wide, so I'll get a LOT of frogs out of it! (I've already made a second frog to keep because they're just so cute!)