Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Few Blankets

About a year ago I went through all my flannel. I had quite a bit of it from Joann's black Friday sales and I needed to make room for new fabric. I bought most of it when my daughter was little. Now, she is big. Way to big to have pj's made for her out of this cutesy stuff. I decided to make up some of the flannel into blankets to donate somewhere. So, the fabric sat for a year or so just waiting to be used. I finally got around to doing it the last couple of days. They were each pretty quick to make. I cut a 36" square with rounded corners. Serged wrong sides together leaving an opening. Turned it inside out and used a 2 thread overlock stitch with decorative thread to finish the edge.

Here is my pile of blankets. Now I just have to figure out where to take them. I have so many options.
This one is my favorite. I love the plaid with the cute little princesses.

Now, for just a teaser of what I am working on. Last night I cut out the dress for my daughter from the same pattern as the Christmas dress for my niece. I put the bodice together this evening. My goal was to have it finished for her to wear to church tomorrow. But I am really tired and instead of staying up a couple more hours filled with silly/frustrating mistakes I think I am going to go to bed. She can wear it next week.


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Until next time...


  1. Those blankets will be so appreciated by their recepients. So many people are needy now and any kindness will definitely help.

  2. So nice of you to sew up your blankets for needy little ones!! That's a great idea! I've been thinking of de-stashing in a similar way, but making dresses and pants for kids in orphanages. I need to get one that... Can't wait to see the dress - that fabric is killer!

  3. Is that part of a dress from the last Ottobre?? I traced that one, but never cut it out because I didn't have enough fabric! And then I got sidetracked....


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