Thursday, May 19, 2011

Baby Blanket!

It's been over 2 months since my last post!!

I wish I could say I've been working hard crocheting, cooking, gardening, and hiking, and have a ton of stuff to catch up on, but sadly I haven't been doing much of anything - until last weekend!

I got a sewing machine for Christmas and finally finished my first project!!  I decided to make a baby blanket.  I went to Fabricland and they were having a sale and I was so excited!  I picked some beautiful teal fleece for one side and a swirly teal flannelette for the other.  I took the fabrics to the cutting table and got 1 meter of the flannelette and wanted 1 meter of the fleece, but there was only .6 meters!  Gasp!  Thankfully the cutting lady was super nice and experienced and suggested that I cut it into 12" squares and sew them together into a square.  Brilliant!

I got home, cut the fleece into squares and sewed 9 of them together to form a square.  I measured each side to figure out how big to cut the flannelette, and each side was a different size!  I'm not sure how I managed that because I thought I was being so careful!  The longest side was 35.5', so I cut the flannelette into a 35.5' square and just stretched the fleece to make it fit.  I sewed the pieces together inside out, then turned it right side out and sewed around the edge again.  I also sewed along the fleece seams to keep both fabrics together.

Here's how it turned out:

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