Friday, 30 June 2017

Custom Baby Blanket

Hello lovely people!

I was asked by a friend if I could have a go at making a baby blanket out of her favourite baby clothes.  I was a bit apprehensive as I haven't made one before and didn't want to ruin her clothes.  But I gave it a go and took my time!

First I used a quilting square to make sure all my shapes were exactly the same size.  I used 20 squares to make this blanket.  It worked out to be just the right size for me to sew on my machine.

I laid them out on the floor and made sure I was happy with the final arrangement before I stitched them together.  I did this in strips to make it easier to join up at the end.

Once the top layer was stitched together I pinned this to a piece of lovely soft felt material.  I had to put pins in each corner of the squares to keep everything in place.

Once it was all stitched together I used some bias binding to tidy up the edges and it was done!  I think it turned out really well.

Dougal thinks so too :)

Dittery Dot

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