Saturday, May 28, 2011

My Summer Blankie

I'm not sure I can call this a quilt since it has no batting. I hope in this picture you can see how soft and cuddly it is... and why I'm calling it my "Blankie".I started with 3 yards of flannel, cut in half lengthwise, selvages trimmed and sewed together along the long edge. I ended up with a backing 54" x 80".
I cut strips of 54" wide voile in widths varying from 2" to 6".
I placed one strip along the 54" edge and added a second strip, right sides together, pinned then sewed.
I continued adding strips by pinning the loose edge of the strip and adding another.
When the entire flannel backing was covered, I trimmed the sides even.
Voila! A light, Summery blanket/quilt/blankie.
With a wonderful stripe for the binding (Innocent Crush). I'm ready for my Summer naps!

11 comments:

  1. very awesome! i never thought of doing that, thanks for such a great idea :) love all your colors, too.

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  2. It is gorgeous. What a great idea!

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  3. That is an absolutely brilliant idea. As it doesn't get very cold here most of the year, a lightweight quilt like that would be perfect.

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  4. I don't know what you'd call it, either, but I like it. Pretty and useful.

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  5. Awesome! Now I want a summer wubbie! =)

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  6. Yummy! And I would call it a quilt. It has more than one layer!

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  7. Gorgeous, Cindy! What a great idea! Could you please bring it to the June STLMQG meeting so we can all see it (and feel it) in person?

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  8. That's a wonderful blankie. Thanks for sharing the process. Flannel and voile sound so tactile and yummy. Summer quilts were often made without batting back in the day.

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  9. That would make a wonderful baby quilt!!

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  10. Oh my gosh! I LOVE it! That's brilliant! I'm going to have fun with this idea! Thanks!

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!