However, I have been meaning to make this project for some time, so I just sat down and did it. I took the idea and instructions from Handmade Home by Amanda Blake Soule. I am finding that I am going to be doing more of the projects from this book than I originally thought, but more on that as they are completed.
I wanted to make the beach blanket as she called it so I looked around. I wanted it to be a bit thick, because often grass is damp here from being watered. I didn't have an old yucky comforter so I hit the Goodwill. Something I honestly am not a fan of. However, I didn't want to spend a lot on something that would only be seen when the blanket was all rolled up. I found a polyester nightmare, that is nice, and put a sheet on top that was a bit old and worn in, but not worn out like its fitted partner. That was boring, and not what the book asked for, so I stitched some pretty fabrics in as random of a pattern as I am capable of, and this is what I got.
|Yucky backing (it really isn't that bad) folded over cute top.|
|Sewn on tie that will never get lost and always be there to make this a nice portable package.|
|The top, like I said, random is hard for me.|
More to come!