December 20, 2010
Wintery Snowman Blanket
This is another blanket made for a Christmas gift- the fabrics were from a kit I bought back in February, (but didn't get around to making until this December ;D) and all I had to do was cut out dozens of 4 inch squares of flannel, place them in a design that I liked, and then sew all the squares together to form the quilt top. It took me about 5-6 hours (with a few breaks) to get the quilt top cut out and sewn together, which wasn't too bad. Then I had to cut out the backing fabric to the right size, and then make the edge binding. I chose not to add the optional quilt batting between the layers, since I wanted this to be more of a blanket than a true quilt. After all that was done I sewed the 2 layers together, pinned on the binding, and sewed the binding to the blanket.
The finished quilt measures 36 inches by 48 inches, and it really was a pretty quick project- about 12 hours or so all together. (Not consecutively.) Since the blanket is all flannel, it washed up super soft and cuddly. :D I would definitely make this blanket pattern again.