With the colder weather settling in, it was time for my youngest daughter to get a cozy blanket to keep her warm. She has just about outgrown her toddler blankets, but isn’t quite ready for a full twin sized one yet….so, I took the old throw from my couch and gave it a second life!
The throw was a warm heavy fleece, just about the perfect size for her, but it was a boring brown, and of course that just won’t do for a little girl! I was inspired by this quilt from Paula Prass made with her Woodland Delight collection:
I just love the different sized blocks that she used and I of course love the fabric! While I don’t have this collection on hand, I do have a few pieces which I used along with some other fabrics that I felt went well. Take a look!
I planned the block layout by using 1″ squares of fabric (1″ = 10″), I was able to play around with the colors, fabrics and block sizes until I found what I liked. While I’m not a quilter by any stretch of the imagination, I’m thrilled with how easy the large blocks were to put together and the final result. I didn’t want to bother with creating a binding, so I simply put the assembled quilt blocks on top of the throw (right sides together) and sewed. I turned them right side out, ladder stitched the opening and finished the blanket with a 2″ top stitch. This took me about 3 hours to make.
My daughter couldn’t be happier. Of course now my older daughter wants one too…exactly the same of course….I’m currently hunting for another throw… Ha!