Sunday, November 27, 2011

Keeping warm with my blankets!

I've been knitting for a few years... nothing more than a simple stitch scarf, so I decided to make a lot of scarves and just make a blanket. It ended up being SO easy, just very time consuming. Ended up taking about a year to finish, I would work on it off and on. I wish I marked down how many hours I worked on it though, but I am very pleased with how it ended. I started with 7 strips and sewed each one together to form the blanket.

I also started on another blanket ( they seem the least intimidating to start with--- all straight lines). A couple years ago I decided on making a tshirt quilt with all of my high school xc and track shirts since I had so many sitting in a dresser at home collecting dust. I cut all the pieces and then those began creating dust. So, a few weeks ago I decided I needed to finish this project.
After cutting out all the tshirts and fabric strips for the outline I had to iron on interface to all the tshirts to help with the sewing. Then I added strips to the tshirt squares to give a little more stability to the blanket. And that's all I've done so far :)

Next step is adding the batting and a back to the quilt and tying it off at each square. So far I'm pretty proud of my first sewn blanket. 


Decided to start my own blog... all about my life running, breathing, playing with my dog, creating new things and trying my hand at cooking!