Saturday, February 23, 2013
It ended up being more work than I thought but I like the finished product well enough to use for a great picnic blanket.
I wanted the design to be a little less traditional so I decided to do the squares at an angle, used no batting (just a flannel back), machine-tied it with just brown tacking stitch, and did a zig-zag edge of denim triangles. My favorite parts are probably the few pocket details I kept and incorporated as squares.
I really hadn't sewn much since I got married. I'm still trying to find the perfect sewing/craft table so without it, projects like this can be a bit more difficult on a makeshift card table but it worked alright!
My husband loves it for how heavy/warm it is. Perfect for our cold basement room right now.