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.
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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