About Me

South Louisiana
I have been married for 20 years to a great husband and we have 8 children ranging in age from 1 to 18 years. I am a homeschooling mom, which can be very challenging. I love sewing, knitting, reading, gardening and have recently started oil painting. I love to create. I really want to have a blog to show off some of the stuff I create, but I also want to share about my life and family. email me at ctrich8@bellsouth.net

Friday, February 1, 2008

Ballerina Blankie

I bought this blanket kit from Joanns over a year ago. I bought it specifically for the ballerina fabric in the middle of the blanket. It had this ugly flannel for the backing, but I found the ballerina fabric at my local quilt shop and used that instead. I added a layer of flannel in the middle to quilt it lightly and stitched in the ditch around the different fabrics. It helped to add just a little bit of weight to the blanket. I also added ribbon "taggies" along the edges because Ava has an addiction to tags LOL I figured I'd hook the girl up! Here she is with her new blankie this morning. Excuse the dirty dogfood dish in the corner ; )

Here is the blanket in the beautiful sunlight. I can't believe how much better pictures come out in natural light!
Here is a closeup of this gorgeous fabric. I have another yard and a little bit, don't know what I am going to do with it. I am almost afraid to use it, because I don't think you can buy it anymore.


beki said...

That turned out well!!

Tonya said...

Thanks, beki : )