Monday, June 26, 2017

Receiving Blanket

Just sewed up this little receiving blanket for my great, great nephew out in Colorado... can I be old enough for that?
I love making these and have a supply of flannels just for this occasion.

I learned to sew across the finished blanket diagonally in each direction to help prevent the flannels wrinkling up after washing many times.  I always prewash my fabrics, but still, flannel tends to stick to itself in weird ways when these blankets are used/washed many times.

These used to finish about 40x40, but flannel yardage is getting skimpier between the selvages, so instead of starting with a 44" square, I had to start with 42.5. Which finished at about 38.5.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Orphan Blocks

I have finally decided on an arrangement for all these orphan blocks.

I am making this little memory quilt for the block maker's daughter.  She doesn't know I have all these blocks of her mother's...they were given to me a few years ago....more of the story later....

 After much thought, I decided to move 4 blocks to the back of the quilt.

 I pieced them in so the centers all run in a horizontal line.

The remaining blocks will be 'hanging" on a clothesline. 

The birds are made from a piece of blue silk that was included with the fabric that came with the blocks.

The single flower block will go at the bottom of the quilt.
Quilting this will be fun, fun!

More of the story when I get this finished...


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...