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Topic: Double-Sided Polar Fleece Baby Quilt  (Read 834 times)
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« on: October 11, 2008 05:59:43 PM »

Hooray for my first ever Craftster post!  Grin

I made this blanket for a then - two-year-old daughter of a friend of mine. The yellow and sleeping kitty squares are polar fleece and the blue polka dots are sort of a really soft microfiber of sorts.

It is two-sided: one side is made of yellow squares and the yellow sleeping kitty squares and the other side is blue with white polka dotted squares and the yellow sleeping kitty squares.

First I sewed strips of alternating squares then sewed the strips together. I had considered putting batting in between the two sides, but because polar fleece is SO WARM decided that it might be too hot for a baby. So I sewed it inside out around the majority of the perimeter, turned it right-side out, then hand-sewed the rest. I made another seam about 1/4" in from the edges to help it stay lined up correctly, then used yellow embroidery thread about every four squares to tie the two sides together, again, to keep it from becoming some amorphous blob of fabric.

The quilt measures 5' x 5' so the baby can continue to use it as she grows. I'm really proud of it as it is the first blanket I have ever made!


monique's blanket - close up by Olivia Vavroch, on Flickr


monique's blanket - full size by Olivia Vavroch, on Flickr
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2008 07:22:18 PM »

Great job! 
You've given me an idea for my fleece scraps. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2008 05:42:42 PM »

Very cute!  Looks cozy, too!
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2008 07:41:42 PM »

I love the blanket!! And sooooo cozy warm!
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2008 04:56:50 PM »

Looks lovely
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