This is a project that I finished up a couple of weeks ago. It's one of the many handmade gifts that my husband and I will be giving this year. This particular piece is for my BIL.
He's an outdoorsy kind of fella and I thought that something with a tree would suit him. He actually had a shirt made up a while ago that said "Thanks Trees!" I imagine it's about oxygen, pretty leaves and such. That's half the reason I added the little stencil in the corner. The other reason it's there is because I (foolishly) applied the iron to the cheap fleece the top side is made of.
The bottom of the blanket had an embroidered tree in the corner. I used an image that I found on DeviantArt to create an embroidery pattern. You can see the image here
. My rendition is not absolutely the same, but I think it turned out well nonetheless.
I backed the fleece with a piece of jersey that I've had around forever. I'm glad I finally found a project for it that worked so well. To keep the two pieces together I used some antique shell buttons from my collection.
I also added a little tag so that the blanket can be hung up on a hook if need be.
Here's some pictures:
If anyone has any questions or comments I'd love to hear them!