For my second project in the October Pin-It Do-It Challenge started by Trish @ Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity I am doing a more Teri-friendly project - and even though I did enjoy my trial at the sewing machine - these tied fleece blankets are a special craft for me!
My granddaughter was my first recipient of a tied fleece blanket 10 years ago! And as noted in this picture below from a recent trip we took with her - she still carries the "pink blankie" Her dad, my son Todd, picked out the material and I gave it a whirl. I loved it so much and felt like such a "seamstress" that I made everyone I knew one - yes - that year I made 35 blankets. This included one for each of the 5 family dogs too!
Recently, when Elaine was at my house, she found two pieces of fleece in my sewing drawer and said "Grandma I want a new blanket". I have made her 3 already in these ten years - but I thought - why not another? So . . . that will be my project this time!
I am trying a new method though.
I found it at http://anewchelseamorning.blogspot.com/2007/08/anyone-can-do-this.html and it involves a new way to tie the ends! I will include pictures when I finish up!
Off to "no sew"!
|Pink blankie is piled on top of the suitcase, back pack, and purse. Has made many many trips!|
|Material for the next "blankie" Hot pink flowers and peace signs!|
Original pin looked like this:
And this picture shows the new twist or should I say tie for creating the above look. Very good job of demonstrating this on her website!
Elaine's new blanket - just in time for her birthday!