I WILL MAKE THIS CENTSATIONAL GIRL PICNIC BLANKET!
And I didn’t?
And I had a really hard time when I tried to?
And I cut 747 squares instead of nine?
And my New/USED sewing machine got all gommed up?
And I had to take to my seamstress to help me finish?
And I sucked my thumb and curled up in the fetal position?
Just teasing on the last part.
I didn’t curl up….
Remember who came up with the idea of using Romeo’s old shirts for his daughter’s picnic blanket?
Remember who thought that 747 squares was much smarter than 9?
Remember who cut and pinned and cried over this?
So….I’ll take halfsies on it.
If it was free…..and it was a birthday present…..and Romeo was your dad and you loved him….
Would YOU like this present?
I hope so.
I really am proud of this project.
I love the thought of having your dads shirts, representing memories…as you make new ones.
Plus, she loves to picnic.
I love the color of shirts used.
It is very summery.
Easy wash fabrics.
Look at the pocket in the middle….I LOVE IT!
Look at the little visitor in the top white square on the right.
When I picked up from the seamstress yesterday I noticed three different things immediately.
FIRST….she flinched when I walked in the door.
Things I noticed that I wasn’t sure what to do about.
One.…she didn’t sew it inside out….likeÂ a pillow case.
That caused a little bit of “poofiness”…..where it pulls up at the corners.
Make sure you do yours inside out like Centsational girl.
My solution….she hadn’t “tacked” the quilt together to the batting and blanket anywhere but the edges. I did by hand along the outer squares to keep the quilt from “rolling” up……
I also thought it might make it a little stronger when it would be washed.
Ummmm…you got the “by hand” part….
TWO…she forgot to do my strips of fabric to “tie” the picnic blanket up when finished.
She only charged me $20.00 to do all of the sewing of the pieces and finishing….so there was no way I was going to complain.
I still have Roman shades in my future….and I may need her.
So, last night I was trying to figure out what to do for “ties” for the blanket.
My sewing machine still looks like this…..
So this is what I did.
It was finished on every end.
NO SEWING FOR ME!
I sewed it down in the corners….by hand….again…I FELT SO DOMESTICATED!
Look how cute the button hole looks.
It is HARD to sew through Velcro by the way.
Especially with adhesive on the back.
It gets stuck to your needle and really hard to push and pull through.
One of these days I am going to make all my photos fancy and you guys will be so impressed.
But until then……
Please note the cranberry juice right NEXT to my blanket.
SMART ONE REB.
Was exactly the look I wanted and easy!
Know what else I was thinking?
I could take the cuffs of his sleeves and do the same thing for napkin holders…….
I love this.
I cannot wait to make more of them.
What I learned:
For 20.00 my sewing machine may sit idle while I make more of them.
I will DEFINITELY cut bigger squares.
I will make sure that I sew inside out like a “pillow case” then reverse for finishing.
So…..what do you guys think?
This was such a cool idea that Centsational girl did.
I like my spin on it.
I think it is neat when we can take other peoples great ideas and make them into “ours”…..
Â By the way
I noticed the other day that the picnic blankets which are so cheap at Walmart are on clearance…..
Go get ’em.
This is a great and fun project.
Â Would love to hear what you think.