Saturday, January 21, 2012

Pinwheel Baby Blanket

 This is the completed pin-wheel baby blanket!
 Here is the fabric scraps I began with. I added some fabric from Men's Dress shirts and cut them up into squares.
 After cutting the fabric into squares, I placed two fabric squares right sides together and sewed 2 parallel lines down the center. 
 Here are the parallel lines completely sewn.
 Next, I used a fabric straight edge ruler and cut the center line. There are 2 triangles now. Once opened up, it looks like a square with 2 triangles of different colors stitched together. 
 Here is the front of the quilt when it was stitched together. 
 Then I sewed the hand made binding on to back side of the blanket. 
 I created my own binding out of my Brother-in-laws Dress shirt. I wanted to have a sentimental factor in the blanket, so that is why I used part of this men's dress shirt. Plus, I love to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle! I can't let a good thing go to waste.
I used my hands to stitch the binding onto the front side of the quilt. I like the hidden stitches and the added love into the blanket.
 Here is the completed blanket! Made with new material and some Men's Dress Shirts. 
 I backed the blanket in the similar pinwheel pattern and I loved how it turned out. 
 It was fun to try out a new quilt pattern and use up some fabric as well!
Here is a picture of the men's shirt and the completed blanket. The shirt was turned into binding.

A gift of time, is a gift of love!

1 comment:

  1. How fun - I'm still afraid to do anything but a rag quilt, but the pinwheels look really fun. Love it!