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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

My Best Blank-o-let

When my oldest grandson was a toddler, he had two almost identical baby blankets in blue, with the silky blanket binding.  They were so close to identical, but one was just a bit thinner. We made sure there were two, to avoid unpleasantness on wash day or if one got left behind somewhere. But V knew the difference between the two from a very early age.

 And when he could speak relatively well, he pronounced that the slightly thicker of the two was his "best blank-o-let".  Whenever he was going anywhere, it was "Where is my best blank-o-let?'
 He is almost 7 now and he still calls it his "best blank-o-let".  When I finally finished this light weight summer throw that I started last year, and I cuddled up under it the first night, I though "my best blank-o-let"!
 It's about 52x58 inches. It is made from Maturi Lawn that I bought from Connecting Threads last year.  Crazy Mom did a quilt with it, although she used it mixed with quilting cottons I believe.  I did what I often do, no real plan, just start cutting. I wanted to keep the pieces big so they would go together easily.
 It is a slippery fabric to work with, but oh, so soft! I didn't use batting, I went to my LQS and bought a couple of yards of quilter's flannel in white.  I pin basted it, then I turned the edges to the inside by 1/4 inch and hand basted them in place.
 I did some stitch in the ditch in big blocks and then did a zigzag around the edges to finish it off.  The back is kind of wrinkly. I have been sleeping with it since I finished it.  I haven't washed it yet either.
 It is the perfect weight for summer, when the ceiling fan makes me a little chilly in the middle of the night, but a quilt is too much.  You know what I mean, right?
 And it is so soft. I can't get over how great it feels.  I don't know if I will ever make another one, but I do have some Little Folks Voile in my stash...hmmmm.  I might have to think about that.
 But for now, I am just going to enjoy my best blank-o-let.
Talk to you soon.


  1. I love the colors! It looks perfect for snuggling up in. :O)

  2. Very pretty - I saw those lawn fabrics in the CT catalog and wanted to get some. I love the idea of making a summer weight "quilt" - great idea! And, a "blank-o-let" - gotta love kid-isms! We wrote down all of those cute things our daughter used to say so we wouldn't forget - too cute! o:)

  3. Such a pretty quilt and I love the flannel backing! I love Little Folks voile:) I think you should go for it!

    Hey if you are in the NC area check this out!

  4. and pretty it is the one below are you in put your stamp on it?
    just a reminder if you are...need a button


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