Thursday, August 30, 2007

Fleece Blankets

I've had a big bag of fleece scraps sitting in the house for over a year now. Finally, out of disgust for continuing to store them and not doing anything with them, I decided to put them into the yard sale pile and just get rid of them.(I am constantly torn between decluttering and resourceful frugality!!!) These scraps were from several service/sharing projects I helped to do with the kids at church last year.

I felt really good about getting rid of them, but since they were still setting in my house-by the back door this time- I was still walking past them every day. Last week, while thinking of some easy projects to work on while recuperating from my wisdom teeth extractions, I remembered the fleece and decided to go ahead and cut squares out of them and make a throw blanket or two to give away.

With about 2 hours of work, I had all the squares cut out and arranged into 3 different throw blankets-one clearly for a girl, one for a boy(Andy loves how this turned out to be Redskins colors! It wasn't planned this way-that's just how it turned out.:-), and one smaller sized blanket to use up the rest of the blocks.

I got these out last weekend and was thrilled with how fun they were to put together. This turned out to be the perfect project for learning to use my new sewing machine which I have had for a year now without using it!

I will be backing these with a solid piece of fleece;hopefully bought on sale or with a 40% off coupon at Hancock's. Instead of quilting the blankets, I just plan to tie them instead. These will be so warm and cuddly when finished-I can hardly wait!


Gena said...

So cute! I particularly love the one with the bees and the bears. Just adorable. And, they will be so soft and warm in front of a fire. You did a great job.

thehomespunheart said...

Great job finishing up a project! Isn't that a great feeling?! I finished a BIG project yesterday and it felt soooo good!

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

Very cute! I just bought some fleece yesterday to make a blanket. Now I am inspired to get started on it.

Lines From The Vine said... nice! You are doing a great job- I know that it will be very much appreciated!


G.L.H. said...

Congratulations on finishing a project--always a great feeling!

I also love killing two birds with one stone--learning the new machine as well.


Debbie J. said...

I really like the quilts. You did a great job. Sometimes I get too caught up in trying to plan something instead of just "doing it". I'm planning on sewing some fall colored napkins and Christmas napkins this weekend.