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For Erika's we squared off the fabric, cut out 4-inch square pieces from each corner and then cut 1/2" x 4" strips to be tied into a half knots. We found that if we tied the knots right on the board just after cutting, it was less confusing.
For Hannah's blanket, since it would be smaller, we cut out 3" square corners, rotary cut the 1/2" x 3" strips with great care. This was a good lesson in learning how to square up fabrics, measure, plan in general. For the edges of the pillow, a pinking rotary blade added interest. A stitch was made on the outside, about one inch away from the edge, leaving an opening for polyfil. Hannah stuffed and then the sewing machine stitched up the stuffing hole, right on top.Very cheerful results.
Here you see they have their sewing kits loaded with tools and a basket overflowing with their stash. Hopefully they have enough sewing know-how to continue their art :*) in their new home. Hopefully the duck fleece blanket will hold Erika until her security blankets, left behind here, make it back to her.
Wonderful pictures, precious children, fabulous grandparents = a loving and very special time for all!ReplyDelete
Love the blankets; love the kids. Each granddaughter had her own plan. No followers here! Wonderful!ReplyDelete
YIPPEE for all concerned. As I have said many times, You and Joe are SUPER grandparents. You will love visiting back and forth, and 4 1/2 hours is just about right, most of the time. SWEET FAMILY ! ssReplyDelete
What a great job these young sewers did with their last project before moving! I am greatly relieved that Erika will have a security blanket, brand new, to hold her until her old ones get back to her. The photos are charming. This visit will, no doubt, be long remembered by all the "grands"!ReplyDelete
If I enter my second childhood, will you be my grandmother? What wonderful fun!ReplyDelete