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« on: July 08, 2009 10:11:05 AM »


i made this with a couple of my mother crafting ladies for one of our number who got knocked up--she and her husband like to dress up as pirates for fun, so we thought it would be a good theme and we worked on this together over the course of a month, maybe.  it's rare in my world that a group project is actually a group project, but all three of us definitely brought something to the table every time with this one.

this is the back, with the traditional X marking the spot--i forgot to take a picture after we finished the treasure chest off with ribbons (so it actually looks like a chest instead of a square), but here is the inside--

with the baby's name and birthdate embroidered.
design and group working dynamics made this take a while to put together, but actual work was fairly straight-forward.  if, for whatever reason, i should need to produce another pirate blanket, i feel equal to the task!  i've got more detail photos, if anyone wants to see closer...just didn't know if this was really quilty enough to go here and didn't want to clog up the works.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2009 12:55:15 PM »

I LOVE this!!! I'd love to see more pictures! As a childcare worker I was always helping children draw treasure maps and other pirate-y things and this is just awesome! I'd love to make one for my own kids.
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2009 04:33:26 PM »

we used fabric printed with loteria cards for the "story" to go with the map, then added islandy details like the palm trees (one of my contributions!) and the volcano....you can tell my looking at this that i'm a mad fan of the decorative zigzag border...Smiley

(hopefully that's not too enormous!  but it shows my coconuts to advantage...Wink

for the body we bought two furry/fleecey throws and sewed them together...the island outline is on a beige sheet.  all in all, we only bought the throws and some wonder-under--the rest came from our respective stashes--so it only cost about  $20 and many hours to do it. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2009 01:51:39 AM »

thank you! Very cool!
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2009 06:42:13 PM »

thats so cute!-my bf would love it-hes crazy about pirates Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2009 02:46:38 PM »

Oh my gosh, best idea I've seen all day! Woohoo! My stepdaughter LOVES treasure maps and stuff, so I might have to make a mental note of this idea!

Looks GREAT!
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2009 03:00:13 PM »

So did you print the loteria cards onto the fabric?  And how?  I just looked up what they are - pretty cool!  I like your blanket.  Definitely appropriate for this forum, IMO.  Great work!
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2009 06:19:08 PM »

glad you guys like it!  Smiley  it really was a fun project.
the fabric was some my friend had in her stash--printed all over in a grid of loteria cards.  we put wonder-under under about a quarter yard of it and have been joking that we all need to make matching tshirts with all the leftover cards we have already made ready to iron-on.  Wink
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