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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Patchwork Blanket

We had this plain fleece blanket sitting in a closet and no one ever used it, so I decided to turn it into a birthday present for my mom.

Plain old blanket!

I cut a bunch of squares out of old scraps and different fabrics I found in our craft closet.

Pinning on squares!

I sewed on all the squares (instead of studying for my Spanish final :/)

I then added ribbon borders on top of all the seams from sewing on the squares.

Appliqued letters

This is my favorite part, the golden heart <3

I found this INCREDIBLY soft fleece (like you wouldn't believe!) at the fabric store and used it to cover the back so you couldn't see all the seams from sewing on the squares (and because it was so soft, I couldn't leave it at the fabric store). I attached the two sides with a nice ribbon border that tied the whole blanket together nicely.

And here it is! Took me three weeks to finish it, but my mom loves it and it looks great!

Happy Birthday, Mom!
-Taft WK

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