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Undoubtedly the two biggest loves of my loves of my life are my daughters. For me the best way to show someone that you love them- is to make them something handmade.
So I set out to make a simple blanket for my girls, using blocks of felt. This was a "Mommy and Me" project the whole way and I think the biggest gift was us spending crafty time with each other.
We started at the store, where my 4 year old daughter help choose the colors of felt we were going to use. She picked the pinks and grays (the pinks I expected, but the grays surprised me!) and we were ready to sew.
The next day, we laid all of our rectangles on the floor until we had formed a blanket that we liked. I then started sewing adjacent rectangles together to form rows of our blanket.
Once the rows were done, I sewed them together to form a blanket. I used a simple whipstitch all along the edges to join the rectangles of felt.
The last step was to add some decorative binding to the blanket. The blanket does not really need a binding like a quilt would need one, this was more of a decorative touch. I used the Amplify® Razor edge 10 inch scissors to trim the blanket edges to be perfectly squared. I then cut my binding fabric using the Classic Stick Rotary Cutter 60 mm and an Acrylic Ruler.
This blanket turned out to be a nice heavy weight one and is really snuggly and comfortable- yet has a rustic homemade feel. The girls simply love it!