Jun 17, 2008

Bend The Rules Blanket

I've been wanting to make this blanket for a long time now. A friend had made it first and gave me a few pointers.I made a plastic template, then using a water soluable pen, traced around it. I pinned it out with right sides together (duh..) then sewed on my tracing lines.
Instead of leaving two scallops open, like the directions said, I sewed around the entire blanket. Pinked the seams and cut the curves. Then, I cut about a 3" slit in the flannel side to turn the whole blanket. The cute applique covers the turning slit.
This is definetly something you'll see again on this blog.

9 comments:

Lisa said...

That blanket is adorable!! So smart to cut to turn and then applique over the cut!

Your kitchen swap goodies are in the mail as we speak! Hope you like them as much as I liked making them!

K.C. said...

So pretty. Just popping in and this was really, really cute! Kayce

Lynne in Hawaii said...

I love what you did on that blanket! Terrific inspiration! Thanks.

Kieny said...

It is very pretty! So if I understand correct you had to sew all those round curves on your sewing machine?

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Lovely blanket! Very clever idea to preserve the scallops by cutting and turning elsewhere! The applique just finishes it off.

Philigry said...

that is just perfect, Marcia! I love it. i tried to make this a year ago and it was not pretty. i will take your pointers!

Liz said...

So cute! And you made it look so easy!

Penny said...

Great job on the blanket Marcia! I love the fabrics and that little applique is so cute. I made this blanket for a coworker as a Christmas gift and it was absolutely fun to make (and she loved it!)

Sara said...

I love the flower on the baby blanket. Nice touch!
-Sara