Friday, 20 September 2013

Jungle Blankies

I haven't had an actual finish to share in a while because the projects I'm working on are big and involved. It's been nice to take a break from those over the last two weeks and work on something small and fun. I put together two baby blankets and shipped them off to their new home. Baby stuff is always fun to sew because of the adorable fabrics that are available, and I love how these turned out. I may have even saved a little corner of the lion fabric for myself...

Both blankets are made from the same two fabrics, and are the inverse of each other. The awesome ROAR! flannel is from Jungle Friends by Timeless Treasures, and the small jungle animals are part of the Life in the Jungle collection by Riley Blake. I chose this one because it had a convenient swirl design all the way across that I could trace with thread. Both of the flannels are quite thick, so even without batting I think these will be able to keep a little guy warm through his first winter.

The first blanket has small animals on the front, and lions for the backing and binding. I quilted it in black. The second blanket is lions on the front, with the animal fabric as the backing and binding. It's quilted with grey thread.

These were a fun quick project, and a good break from the big stuff I've been working on over the past months. I especially enjoyed having a nice line that I could follow when quilting, without any need for marking or keeping track of where I was going, or even any loose threads to hide, since the pattern goes from edge to edge. I machine stitched the bindings, and then stitched around the whole thing again to reinforce it. Hopefully this will hold through many messes, washings and snuggles.

I am sharing this finish for TGIFF!

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