Monday, 25 June 2012

Paper plane blankets

Wowza, I've been absent for way to long...

Whilst I clearly haven't been busying myself blogging, I have however been sewing up a storm.  After seeing this a few months ago, I just knew I had to make a paper airplane inspired blanket for my little dudie.

And I did, well actually I made two.  A blue one and a red one.

 The plane is appliqued on to white quilters cotton with a satin stitch and the planes travel path is hand stitched using embroidery cotton (6 strands) and a simple running stitch. 

The border is houndstooth strips sewn on the edges and they are backed with a mustard yellow polar fleece.  So simple but super cozy and cute-to-boot! 

 One is for my little guy and the other is a gift for a friend expecting her first in a couple of months.  Yay for little bubba's to cuddle!