Friday, June 10, 2011

my progress came to a halt

I told you about a project I was working on the other day.  I can't go any further with it right now.  It is the result of not having a wonderful fabric store nearby.

I am making myself a blanket.  We have more than enough blankets in our house.  We probably have too many.  But, all but one are heavy blankets.  The one that is light weight Jorge has claimed (we have our own blankets at night...we don't share well). 

All of you that live around here know that at night it cools off quite a bit.  So, while it is up in the 90's during the day, at night it gets down to the 50's.  During the middle of the night I just want a light cover to put on me.  Right now I use a fury blanket and it holds too much heat. 

I just got a bunch of fabric from the Newport/Johnson clan in a package from them.  THANK YOU!  Going through it I found so many fabrics to use on the blanket.  I found the pattern here

The lady that came up with the design refers to it as "easy".  Yeah, it is easy when all your fabric is pre-cut which mine wasn't!  After cutting out 168 pieces, which felt like 1.5 billion, and ironing 3.5 billion pieces and sewing them all together, I have the front of my blanket.

Here is where the problem comes in.  I have lots of fabric here.  But, most of it are small pieces, like a yard or less.  I don't have anything suitable for the back of the blanket.

So, I have to stop for now and find something for the back.  And the binding.  I am probably going to resort to buying online, shipping to my mom and having her send it here.  I have a few other things that I want to buy, so might as well add some fabric to the mix. 

If you are interested, I have found an online fabric store that ships here to Mexico and it is fairly inexpensive.  The Fat Quarter Shop

And if  you were wondering if I enjoying doing this sort of thing, the answer is NO!  I like fast projects that are at most 2 hours.


Jackie said...

Well your blanket looks like it's going to be beautiful! My sister was very good at making quilts and would often use a flat sheet for the back part. Could that be an option for you?

Lisa n Javi said...

Wow. I always wanted to be able to make something like this. When I was little my grandma showed me how to knitt a couple things and make fleece blankets but never anything like this. Great Job!!