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Tuesday, 24 February 2009

"I spy" with my little eye, a tutorial for a blanket.

This is a project I have really enjoyed doing. Its an "I spy" blanket. It starts with one of those cheap fleece blankets that you can buy. Mine came from shop called "the Works" but I have seen them in Sainsburys and Ikea. It seems to be cheaper than buying a length of fleece and means that you do not need to blanket stitch the edge.


I have appliqued shapes/silhouettes all over using a left over bit of cream fleece from an earlier project. Now when the kids need a bit of a cuddle or quiet time we can sit with this over us and play "I spy" using the shapes on the blanket. It didn't take too long and one easily done in front of the T.V. in the evenings.

I have written a tutorial here.

10 comments:

bekimarie said...

What a great idea, snuggle, play and learn.
Love it!
Beki xxx

two hippos said...

What a brilliant idea, just perfect for those quiet times.

Shabby Chick said...

I always wondered what an I Spy quilt/blanket was, thank you for enlightening me! Yours looks great, good idea to have something to talk to the kids about!

mel xxx

bex said...

thats a lovely thing jo!! i think its really cool, well done
x

Lina said...

Wow! You've been busy with all your tutorials - I particularly love the snow flakes!

monica said...

sweet idea!!

French Knots said...

An inspired idea, I'm going to make one too!

bex said...

hi jo, id love to meet for a coffee, whenever is good for you, just let me know. im off to get my ears blasted off at a gig in manchester!! wish me luck
x

smilernpb said...

What a lovely blanket. Might be a nice and easy first thing for me to make. What do you think?

red2white said...

This is such a good idea, creative you!