Friday, 7 February 2014

Friday Finish: Purple and Patchwork

I spent more time this week on paperwork and administrative tasks than sewing but I did manage to get one finish for the books.

A bigger blankie for the three year old!  A week ago I asked her what color she would like for the minky background and every day since she has asked if I finished her purple blankie :)

I used raw edge applique and Therm o Web to add her name to the bottom in patchwork letters.

It successfully covers her toes in bed and surprisingly she has given up her beloved first blankie almost entirely!  The patchwork doesn't really have any plan or scheme.  I just gathered up a whole lot of my favorite bits and pieces and put them together in the way I discussed here.  I stitched the top to the minky right sides facing, leaving a small gap on one side; then flipped and top stitched.

Linking up with Amanda Jean for Friday Finishes


  1. Oh... Happy girl! Love this unplanned, throw everything in there look. I am sure your daughter agrees. What a great idea to do a minky back, stitched envelope style. Makes for a quick finish! I take it you did not need to quilt it because of the size? I have to try that minky thing...

  2. I just finished a baby quilt and put minky on the back. It is soooooooo soft. I'd love to have my own quilt with minky to cuddle with.

  3. Too cute! Your little one looks super happy with that purple minky!

  4. Look at that happy precious face! I think you succeeded in making her a very happy little girl.