Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Our niece and a snuggly blanket

I made a snuggly blanket for our niece for Christmas.  She loves horseback riding so I couldn't pass up pink horse print fleece I saw at Joanns.

She's doing very well in riding and has ribbons to prove it.  :)  Her mom's blog is Our Maine Life.  Wendy (one of my sisters-in-law) writes about "Mother/daughter life in Maine, our favorite activities, recipes, efforts of green life, occasional battles, and thoughts on life."  Stop by and visit Wendy some time.  She does some interesting things like making homemade yogurt.

If you love adoption stories with a happy ending, you can find our niece's saga on Melissa's blog (another one of Jake's sisters).  Melissa is an amazing writer and they had quite an experience in Russia.  There are several posts so be prepared to get sucked in and settle in to read for awhile.  Start with this post.

Ok, on to the blanket... I didn't have a plan for the fleece besides doing something in time for Christmas.  One night I decided to I whip up a no sew blanket while watching tv.

I cut the fleece to my desired size  (about 3.5ft by 4ft) and then cut strips along each side.  Fleece doesn't fray so you don't need to use pinking shears.  I did because mine are still sharp and the blades are long enough that I could do just one snip.  Then, hand tie a knot on each strip and you're done!

Here's a closer look at how I handled the corners.

Have you tried hand tying fleece before?  What's your favorite no sew project?  Have you adopted or are you interested in adopting some day?

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Jill said... [Reply to comment]

Your niece is adorable! Congratulations to her on her achievements. My oldest daughter loves horses!

Have a great evening!


Laura said... [Reply to comment]

I started a tradition of making one of those blankets for each of my nieces and nephews, so I ended up making three in December since I had 2 nieces and a nephew born in 2010!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

I am a new follower from BHSJW. COme visit when you get a chance.

looking forward to more posts from you and projects like this

Tiffany said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks so much for following me. I'm visiting to do the same. :)

M.J. Fifield said... [Reply to comment]

Where'd you get that picture of Jupiter? I never get pictures of Jupiter...

M.J. Fifield said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for the compliment, by the way...

Alison Agnew said... [Reply to comment]

Love this! Link it up to my party Fridays Unfolded at


(Another) Alison

Alida L. said... [Reply to comment]

Love it!!! My 5-year-old would go crazy over pink horse fleece :-)

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Lauren @ Love, Water and Wine said... [Reply to comment]

I gave all of my family members their own a couple of Christmases ago! They're the perfect, personalized gift!

Sarah Marie Kathleen said... [Reply to comment]

I love no sew projects. And how perfect to find fabric with horses on it. I know lots of little girls who would love that. ~sarah

BrendaC said... [Reply to comment]

Newest follower from the blog hop. Maximus and Brewster are totally cute! Hope you will hop by and check out my blog at WV Stitcher . Have a fantastic weekend!

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