Monday, September 13, 2010

Daily Craft - First patchwork blanket

A little while ago, I claimed a couple yards of awesome retro Winnie The Pooh fabric as part of a swap package on Craftster.  There were various panels with each of the beloved Pooh characters, with some rather garish yellow in between.  I figured I could cut each of the panels out separately and replace the yellow with a more fitting color.  I chose a pretty blue for the panel pieces, with a coordinating fabric for the back.

I've never made patchwork before so this was a bit of an adventure for me (read: I was totally winging it).  I'm mostly happy with the way it turned out, although it's wonky in a few places, some of the corners don't match up and, based on this initial project, I'm pretty sure that batting is a pain in the butt to work with.  I'm also confident that I might be in love with creating patchwork and may very well end up adding quilting to the rather extensive list of things that I want to conquer.

I'm starting to develop all kinds of ideas in my head for fun patchwork baby blankets so this may require a trip to the fabric district downtown - it's like being lost in fabric heaven down there.  I'll be bringing my camera to report back to you all when I go, for sure!

Of course, Deuce had to give it his approval when I was done.  So, what will I do with my slightly crooked but oh so cute first attempt?  The second I finished making it, I already knew who would love it to pieces and I'm excited to be able to gift it to them when I see them next.  :)


  1. Very cute, the blue looks great with the patterned fabric. I totally understand about shopping in LA's fabric district, I usually get completely overwhelmed within minutes!

  2. When are you going to start making stuff for Ethan :)