Patchwork Silky & Minky Blanket
I have never done patchwork-it seemed too tedious for me. I have limited time and concentration when it comes to sewing, so I never tried it.
Well, I'm hooked! Check out this silky & minky blanket
I made in less than 2 hrs...
(Made with recycled nightgowns that were super silky from Goodwill.)
pardon my pictures- I took them at night--oops!
Here are some squares I cut (in action):
pile of nightgowns:
ANYONE can do this if I can. Seriously-all I did was cut out a ton of squares, sew them together (RST), and then made horizontal rows.
( I went 9 squares across).
Once I had enough rows to cover my minky fabric, I sewed all the rows together. (I layered the rows so that the seams were offset from eachother-see the pic above.)
I put the minky and the silky patchwork RST and sewed all around the edges, leaving about 6 inches open for turning RSO.
Turn it out, and finish off this opening and done--that's it.
RST= right sides together
RSO= right sides out
It's not perfect, it's not professional...but it's a handmade gift for my daughter that she will have forever.
She has a cold, so I had to give it to her early! Poor bug.