Such a simple blanket.
See, my mum had her birthday last month. And although it was May; we do live in England, plus my mum thinks summer clothes is wearing only one fleece ;)
She's gonna be mad about this photo, I was chatting while snapping...
Anyway, along with the finger print art and family tree, last minute I decided I wanted to make her a blanket too. And she's been using it ever since. Which makes me really happy!
I've got a lot of pieces of fabric left, and didn't have enough time to cut into squares, so I cut them into different width strips.
The big blue strip on the bottom of the pic above is two fat rectangles sewn into a strip. Same with the blue striped fabric, but it's really hard to photograph. But I love it! Used it on the date night clutch too!
I also managed to use up some grey fabric I've had for years, a fat quarter (the white with black polka dots), and a remnant from one of my old bridesmaid dresses when I was younger.
When I'd sewn them together I cut a back piece (the striped pink and white fabric), and a smaller piece of wadding.
Then I sewed the fabric right sides together, turned, inserted the wadding and sewed all the way around (closing the hole I left for turning in the process.).
Oh and I suck at quilting, one or both sides always end up bunched.So I just sewed along two of the seams between the fabrics to hold the wadding in place (and pinned like crazy).
And I realise most of you will be way better at quilting than me, so please be nice! I'm kind of a make it up as you go along kind of girl!
look how excited my sister is about the blanket!
Okay, I had just given her a haircut voucher...maybe it was a little to do with that :)
(p.s. the same teenage sister mentioned in the brownie milkshake post! She now has her braces, but look how gorgeous she still looks!)
I'm sure mine never looked that small!
Happy jubilee! Have a great weekend, we'll be enjoying two extra bank holidays :)