Yesterday I had a really crazy patchwork afternoon. Some time ago I´ve bought some fabric pieces on ebay and 2 days ago the finally arrived. You remember I want to try out all that patchwork quilting stuff? So I´ve washed and dryed the fabric pieces, ironed and measured them. I´ve decided to cut them 22 x 22 cm. On my sewing machine I´ve measured 1 cm and made a line with the pencil, so that my seams would (should) be all 1 cm and the final squares 20 cm each.
|the pieces layed out flat on the floor as a plan for the finished blanket|
The plan was fine and I´ve started sewing 5 pieces long stripes....than sewed the stripes together (forgot to print out the above pic and was too much in my sewing fewer to look at the laptop)....
|that´s how it lookes when all pieces were joined :)|
Unfortunatly I had not batting. Driving to the next town was no option and waiting some days was nothing I´d like to. I wanted to make it NOW. So I´ve decided to sew a patchwork blanket instead of a quilted blanket. I had one of the cheap and thin IKEA fleece blankets here and layed the patchwork on it and the size was fine.
|patchwork layed out on the fleece blanket|
|with small needles I´ve pinned them together|
|and sewed along the seams to join the two layers|
|I´ve cut the fleece blanke about 4 cm from the edge and pinned it down to get a 2 cm border|
|Looks nice and clean|
|tata....the finished blanket!|
It might not be the best sewed or perfect seamed patchwork blanket around but I´m so proud I´ve made it all by myself :)
A wonderful Friday to you and don´t let your creativity limit by your skills!!!